Brands were forged by Labors to Mislead the Consumers
MCI inspectors detected illegal labors inside a random courtyard south of Jeddah, involved in slaughtering and skinning poultry in an unhealthy way. They used to put them inside thermal bags, bearing forged trademarks, and then to be marketed to the shops. Large quantities were proved corrupted, and thus considered a threat to the health and safety of consumers. The offending site was shut down and all the quantities were confiscated, and then to be destroyed. Those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
The details go back when MCI received a notification about labors, involved in slaughtering and marketing poultry in a random and unhealthy way. MCI inspectors, in coordination with the Security Authorities and Municipalities in the province of Jeddah, raided the said site immediately. During the inspection, it turned out that the site was lacking hygiene and the minimum health requirements, in addition to forging and counterfeiting trademarks to mislead the consumers.
MCI inspectors stopped selling and marketing 1000 poultries to the shops in Jeddah, also 1500 live anonymous poultries were found in the site, in addition to 8000 forged posters for trademarks.
The seizures included as well 30 pieces of machinery used for producing and slaughtering poultries, also tubs used for washing the slaughtered ones, besides air fans and a truck for transporting and marketing the poultries.
This comes within the inspection rounds carried out by MCI on warehouses, and all commercial institutions, to verify their regular works, to ensure the safety of the products, to protect the consumers from any threat and to implement the regulations on violators.
MCI would like to emphasize that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal 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 consumers to report their complaints and observations through the toll free number (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Notification.