Monitoring Poor Storage of Raw Materials, Considered a Threat to the Health of Consumers
MCI Inspection Teams closed nuts contaminated plant in Riyadh. After the necessary inspection and checking of the site, the inspectors monitored poor storage of raw materials, as well as non-observance of health requirements.
Consequently, MCI had destroyed large quantities of various nuts, and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI inspectors also monitored the unloading of exposed raw materials on the floor of the site, to be used in the production lines, as well as food fermentation and keeping the materials in unhealthy ways, also reusing the frying oils frequently, which is harmful to the health and safety of consumers.
During the inspection of the violating site in the Industrial District on Al Kharj Road, it had been noticed that the labors were not using the safety tools, along with the spread of unpleasant odors inside the plant.
The confiscated quantities that had been destroyed later Included: 400 Indian spaghetti packets, 250 Indian nuts bags, 62 kg vermicelli, 55 kg pasta dough, 39 packets of vegetarian cooking oil, in addition to 80 kg chickpea, 9 kg corrupted exposed flour, 220 peanut bags,300 pea bags, along with 250 nuts bags and 15 kg Indian peeled nuts.
This comes within the framework of the intensive inspection campaigns carried out by the Ministry on the factories, warehouses and shops in all regions of the Kingdom, to verify the safety of plant site, the quality of stored materials, the items offered for sale, the availability of official licenses, and to ensure the absence of violations that may harm the health and safety of consumers.
MCI emphasizes that it will continue its control rounds on factories, food warehouses, shops and all commercial institutions to verify their regular work, and the absence of fraud and manipulation on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing corrupted and expired products.
MCI also emphasizes that it will not tolerate in imposing 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 No.1900.