MCI had Closed a Plant in Yanbu Producing Ice with Corroded and Rusty Equipment

28 Apr 2014
MCI Seized the Contaminated Quantities before Marketing and Distributing them in the Local Markets
MCI Control Teams had closed a plant in Yanbu producing ice after they found out that the said plant was using corroded and rusty tools and equipment for producing ice blocks in rusty tanks that had been used for long period of time. 3700 ice blocks were confiscated, each one weigh 24 kg, due to the threat to the health of consumers. Those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI Control Teams had stopped the marketing and distribution of the said quantities after observing the use of contaminated water.
This comes within the framework of the inspection tours carried out by the MCI Control Teams in the province, to verify the safety and integrity of the materials offered for sale, and to protect the consumers from the corrupted material.
The Ministry emphasizes that it will continue its Control Rounds on factories, markets, warehouses, and all the commercial institutions, to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing corrupted and expired products.
The Ministry also stresses that it will not tolerate in applying penalties on the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, 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  in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018