A Fine on a Confectionary Establishment Involved in Selling Expired Foodstuffs, as announced by MCI

23 May 2017
Issuing a Verdict Imposing a Fine, and the Offense to be published in the Local Newspapers
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has announced the issuance of a judgment by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, imposing penalties on a commercial Est. in Al-Zulfi province, involved in commercial fraud by selling expired food items and storing foodstuffs in a warehouse contrary to standard specifications.

The Ministry explained that as the said Est. was convicted of selling expired sweets and foodstuffs, and as it did violate the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, then the court issued a verdict imposing a fine on the said Est. and publishing the sentence in two local newspapers at the expense of the said Est.

The details go back when MCI inspection teams detected a warehouse, in Zulfi province, storing expired foodstuffs. Immediately, all the expired items were confiscated and destroyed. The inspectors monitored as well the presence of large quantities of foodstuffs exposed to high temperature, including juice, canned food, children meals, dates, water, fizzy drinks and sweets.

MCI would like to emphasize its on-going efforts to address the violators of the Anti- Commercial Fraud Law, and the Trademark System, by taking all legal measures against the offenders, for the protection of consumers against fraud and deception.

MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900) or by the application of a Commercial Violation Report, via their smart phones.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018