MCI Warns of the "Blue Thyme" and Asks to Report about its Selling Places

22 May 2014
MCI has warned the consumers of buying or eating the blue thyme, this is after detecting a national factory producing large quantities of this thyme, which contains a large percentage of impurities and unknown pigments to be marketed through distributors who filled it in bags bearing their own brands, one of these types is " Aba Al-Khail Thyme , "which has been withdrawn from the markets after the laboratory tests proved that it is counterfeited and not fit for consumption. MCI is carrying out the investigation with the owners of the plant, and tracking the distributors for the application of the legal procedures against them. Meanwhile, MCI requested all the consumers to report about the places of selling such violating items in order to be confiscated. 

MCI has withdrawn and destroyed all the violating quantities from the markets. This comes within the keenness of MCI to protect the consumers from the dangers of the adulterated and counterfeited foodstuffs in the local market, saying it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on 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 renewed its confirmation that it will continue its Inspection Rounds on warehouses, factories and commercial institutions, to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices on the consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing the counterfeited or adulterated goods.

MCI calls on all the citizens to avoid buying or eating this kind of thyme, and to report about the violators through contacting the Report Center at the phone No. 1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018