MCI Closes a Food Warehouse Contaminated with Insects in Tabuk

21 Oct 2014
Labors were Monitored Manipulating the Validity Date of a Number of Food Commodities

MCI Inspection Teams detected a warehouse storing expired foodstuffs in Tabuk, such items included more than 12 thousand bags of Egyptian rice, spaghetti contaminated with insects and rats due to the lack of health requirements for storing foodstuffs in the site. All the quantities were confiscated and destroyed, and those involved were summoned for investigation and applying the statutory and legal procedures against them. 

MCI Inspection Teams monitored as well the labors manipulating the validity dates of a number of foodstuffs, in addition to the fact that the site is not official and unfit for the storage of food commodities, as it is located within one of the residential areas. 

This comes at a time when MCI continues its Surveillance Rounds on warehouses, markets, shops and all commercial institutions, to check and verify their regular works, and the absence of fraud and manipulation on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing corrupted and expired products.  

The Ministry stresses that it will not tolerate in applying the statutory and legal procedures against the offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018