Including more than 400 expired, offending to deceive shoppers
MCI inspection teams confiscated as many as than 400 spoiled, expired and non-valid foodstuff units and other consumer commodities, at Al-Jouf marketplaces, for violating Saudi Specifications and Standardization and Commission and Commercial Data System, in addition to displaying misleading data to cheat shoppers. On the spot violation reports were made against these shops, and a number of their owners were called for investigation, at MCI headquarters.
The Confiscated commodities which were later on destroyed , were displayed for shoppers, while it appeared, later on, that some of them were damaged due to bad storing, hence they were non-valid for human consumption.
Seized-cum-destroyed items included beverages, honey, dairy products, Zamzam water, in addition to electrical appliances, second hand tyres, gearbox oils and cosmetics.
This has been done, recently, during latest rounds of inspection teams, at a number of marketplaces in Al-Jouf region, to check abidance by displaying items of good quality, report consumers' complaints and stop an manipulation.
Violators were called for investigation, at the headquarters of MCI, prior to submitting their cases files to the pertinent authorities to apply sanctions against 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 to Reports Center of MCI and call phone no.: 800 124 1616.