MCI had shut down 17 Violating Industrial Plants in Riyadh, while the Owners were summoned for Investigation

30 Mar 2015
​After Implementing Fifty Inspection Rounds to Check the Integrity of the Production Lines
MCI continued its inspection campaigns on industrial institutions and plants in violation, where seventeen plants producing paints, plastics, sponges, clothing and perfumes were shut down in Al Shifa quarter, south of Riyadh. The Ministry pointed out that such closure was carried out after detecting violations in the manufacturing processes, including using unfit raw materials. Those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI inspectors monitored the lack of health and safety requirements, as well as the plant sites were organized and arranged in a poor way, besides employing illegal labors, also there was no commitment to the standards and controls required for the safety of the production lines.
All cases had been referred to the Committee specialized in considering the industrial violations in the Kingdom for taking the necessary procedures against the violators. MCI had confirmed earlier the start of the said committee works, where it imposed penalties on twenty-two violating factories in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Khobar, Abha and Khamis Mushat, for not complying with the Saudi Standards and Specifications, as well as for violating the anti-commercial fraud, by forging the country of origin and counterfeiting famous commercial brands.
The Ministry emphasizes that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on 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 Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018