During the period from 26 March to the beginning of April, MCI inspection teams in Qassim Region followed up and monitored the commercial establishments to ensure the continuity of their work in providing food supplies and services to consumers, and to verify their commitment to consumer protection regulations.
The 1300 inspection tours in Qassim region targeted food stores and consumable warehouses, including groceries, hypermarkets, meat and fish stores, vegetables and fruits markets, bakeries and fuel stations. Meanwhile, 107 violation notices were released, 8.3% of them were violations related to excessive prices. Immediate fines and penalties were imposed on violators.
The inspection tours included, Buraidah, Unayzah, Al-Rass, Al-Muthnab, Al-Bukayriyah, Al-Badai'a, Al-Asiyah, Al-Nabhaniyah, Ayoun Al-Jawa, Riyadh Al-Khubara, Al-Shammasia, Aqlat Al-Soqour, Dhuria, also the afiliate centers and villages.
The Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the work in these facilities is running smoothly, in terms of the availability and abundance of goods, and the necessary food supplies to the consumers.
Notably, the consumers can use the electronic applications for food delivery during the period of curfew. They can order whatever they like of foodstuffs and consumables through these e-applications.
The Ministry of Commerce urges all citizens and residents to use the electronic food delivery applications for ordering all their food supplies and consumables during the period of permitting roaming as well, and not to leave their houses except for the extreme necessity. This is to preserve their health and safety, and this is in compliance with the wise leadership instructions and orders.
The Ministry of Commerce also continues to receive the consumers’ complaints and report round the clock through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.