MCI, Detecting a Warehouse Storing Rice and Flour Contaminated with Insects in Zulfi Governorate

30 Nov 2014
​All Quantities were seized before being Sold and Marketed to Consumers
MCI Control Teams detected a warehouse belonging to one of the commercial companies in Zulfi, involved in the storage of large quantities of contaminated rice and flour, where the inspectors  monitored the presence of worms and insects inside the seized items as a result of poor storage, and the lack of proper temperature inside the site, all the quantities were confiscated and destroyed before they were being sold and marketed to consumers, those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the statutory procedures against them.
The details go back when MCI received a notification from a citizen, after buying a quantity of flour contaminated with worms and insects, when the Control Teams were carrying out the inspection of the site, they detected and confiscated more than 200 bags of flour, and large quantities of Egyptian rice unfit for the human consumption.
The inspectors had noticed the poor storage of commodities, which were exposed to water and humidity, as well as the exterior colors of the flour bags had been changed for remaining under the sun for long periods, which is considered a risk to the health and safety of consumers.
MCI had announced earlier the closure of a warehouse in Zulfi province, involved in the storage of 6 thousand expired and corrupted food items containing large quantities of juice and bags of rice, stored in a contrary manner, where all the detected and confiscated items were destroyed by MCI, and the owner was summoned for investigation, and the statutory procedures had been taken against him.
MCI emphasizes that it will continue its control and inspections rounds on markets, food warehouses, shops, and all the commercial institutions, to ensure their proper works, and the absence of fraud practices and manipulation on the consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing of corrupted and expired products.
MCI stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the statutory 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