Storing Expired Medicines & Pharmaceuticals in a Villa in Hail

21 Feb 2016
More than 6 Thousand Expired Infant Formula Cans Seized by MCI
MCI inspectors had detected a villa in Hail exploited for storing expired drugs, pharmaceuticals and infant formula. Two expatriates were involved in running such unlicensed store. All the quantities were seized and then to be destroyed, since they pose a threat on consumers, while the owner of the villa and the workers were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the legal proceedings.

The details go back when the Ministry received a tip about storing large quantities of drugs and pharmaceuticals inside a villa at Sharraf quarter, in Hail. MCI inspectors raided the site and monitored the transfer of such items in microbuses, used fordistribution. The inspectors seized more than six thousandexpired infant formula cans, where the trade data had been removed in purpose of amending the expiry date.

MCI inspectors monitored as well accounting machine "cashier", checks, money and bank statements used in purchasing, as well as stamps belonging to various pharmacies in the region. 

This inspection campaign had been carried out in coordination with the Department of Health Affairs in the region.

This comes within MCI on-going inspection tours on warehouses and commercial facilities, to verify their regular operations, and to ensure the absence of cheating and   manipulation practices on the consumers, and to eradicate the supply of counterfeit, expired and substandard products in the market.  

MCI will not hesitate to impose the legal penalties on offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that puts the health and safety of consumers at risk.

MCI calls on consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.​
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018