MCI detected a factory using rotten raw materials for producing candy in Jeddah

26 Jan 2014

​MCI seized rickety Equipment inside the factory and labors who do not carry health certificates


MCI had closed  sweets factory in Jeddah using corrupted and rotten materials unfit for the human consumption, as well as detecting large quantities of expired glucose for using candy in the production line, the owners were summoned for investigation and taking the necessary  action against them.
This comes as a continuation of the inspection rounds carried out by the Ministry on the factories, warehouses and shops in various parts of the kingdom, to make sure of the quality of the manufactured materials offered for sale, and to ensure there are no irregularities that may affect the health and safety of consumers.
It had been found during the inspection tour on the factory poor level of hygiene and poor storage of raw materials, they are saved in places unfit for storage and without cooling , at the same time the inspectors had detected  labors  violating the system of residence and labor,  who do not carry health cards entitling them to work inside the plant , in addition to the use of bad and rickety tools and machines  not having  the minimum hygiene standards .
The confiscated items which were destroyed later on included: 108 bags of Toffy  candy , 20 pastry bags , 5 candy cartons , 48 sweets  packages , 7 packets of Bell Candy , 6 cartons of Delight Candy with no expiry date , a barrel of Expired  glucose (290 kg) found on the production line , part of it was used for the manufacture of candy.
MCI stresses that it will continue its inspection rounds on the markets, food  warehouses, shops , and all the commercial institutions to ensure their regular work, and there are no fraud practices on consumers , and to stop the exploitation of the demand for purchasing in selling and marketing of  corrupted and expired products .
It also stresses that it will not tolerate with the violators 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 Report Center of the Ministry on the phone No.800 124 1616
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018