The Ministry of Commerce at Makkah carried out 2176 Inspection Tours to ensure the abundance of Food Supplies and Commodities used at the Holy Month of Ramadan, also to verify the Continuity of Providing the Services to the Consumers by the Commercial Est

20 Apr 2020


During the last week, MC inspection teams at Makkah carried out 2176 inspection tours on the commercial establishments to ensure the continuity of their work in providing foodstuffs, Ramadan Commodities and services to consumers, and to verify their commitment to consumer’s protection regulations.

MC inspection tours at Makkah aimed at intensifying control over food warehouses, commodity stock and consumable outlets, including groceries, hypermarkets, meat and fish stores, vegetables & fruits markets, bakeries and fuel stations. Meanwhile, 322 violation notices were released, 21 % of which were relevant to excessive price violations. Consequently, instant fines were imposed against the violators.

The inspection tours included Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Jeddah, Taif, Al-Qunfudah, Rabigh and Raniah Governorate.

The Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the work in these facilities is running smoothly, in terms of the availability and abundance of goods, and the necessary food supplies to the consumers. 

The Ministry of Commerce would like to stress the importance of following a balanced food consumption of all items, and not to waste or purchase large food quantities excessively and over the need.

The Ministry of Commerce continues to receive the consumers’ complaints and reports round the clock through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.

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Last Modified 20 Apr 2020