MCI Destroys 2000 Expired Food Products Displayed at Marketplaces

23 Jul 2013
​Various commodities confiscated markets, included baby milk, in Qurayyat
MCI destroyed, recently, more than 2000 rotten and expired commodities and items, displayed at marketplaces of Qurrayyat governorate, exploiting high demand in the season of Ramadan to sell as much as possible of them. 
The step followed extensive rounds by inspection teams at the marketplaces, which resulted in finding a number of none valid items for human consumption, as the runners of some shops are neglecting their harmfulness on consumer's health.
Among confiscated items are: 1980 different size and kinds of foodstuffs' cans, 20 kg. of various packs' baby milk, while other foodstuffs appeared to be affected by bad storing conditions.
MCI teams' extensive rounds at foodstuffs' markets, came to verify consistency of displayed commodities and to protect consumers against mal-practices, exploiting holy Ramadan to sell out fraudulent goods.
MCI warns against involving in selling expired products, which impair consumer's safety, warning that it will apply sever regulatory punishments on violators. 
 to the law.
 Sale of counterfeit and harmful commodities, especially those claiming curing of diseases, are among punishable acts as set forth by the commercial rules, which stipulate confiscating and destroying them.
On the other hand, MCI reaffirmed that it will continue with such inspection rounds, in marketplaces, foodstuffs' warehouses and installations to gauge abidance by standards and regulation set forth for storing and saving in markets, such as cheating and deceiving, in general, to combat fraud and to save consumer's health.
The public is invited to report their complaints and remarks and call Reports Center at MCI: 800 124 1616.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018