MCI protected Al Ahsa markets from 157 thousand expired commodities Including foodstuffs and cosmetics

31 Dec 2013
The owners were summoned  for  investigation and applying the necessary legal procedures
MCI inspection teams had detected more than 157 thousand corrupted foodstuffs and consuming items offered for sale in the markets of Al-Ahsa, including large quantities of foodstuffs and cosmetics, where they had been destroyed immediately, while the shopkeepers were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
This comes within the framework of the inspection tours conducted by MCI in various regions of the Kingdom for the control of markets and commercial establishments to verify the validity of foodstuffs and consuming items for the interest of the health and safety of consumers.
The items that had been destroyed Included: 152 thousand packages of expired foodstuffs unfit for the human consumption, in addition to 5340 various cosmetics, varied between creams, beauty products and hair oil unfit for use.
MCI, in its campaign on the violating shops, had seized during the last period a number of commercial and industrial establishments that store and offer corrupted  foodstuffs ,  a number of issues had been referred to the Bureau of Investigation and General Prosecution .
MCI confirms that it will continue the inspection tours on the markets, food warehouses, shops and all commercial establishments, to ensure their regular work and the absence of fraud practices and manipulation  on consumers , and to stop any exploitation in selling and marketing of   corrupted and expired products .
MCI also stresses that it will not tolerate with 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