The Ministry of Commerce has defamed an agent for foodstuffs in Al-Majma'ah Governorate convicted of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud law by possessing and selling expired foodstuffs. This is a punishable violation, since these products pose risk on the health and safety of consumers.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, which includes imposing a fine, closing the violating facility for a week, confiscating and destroying the seized products, besides publishing the ruling in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator.
The Ministry of Commerce confirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking stern measures and imposing the legal penalties against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. The Rules & Regulations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates penalties that may reach to three-year imprisonment, fines up to one million riyals or both , Defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, deportation of the illegal labors from the Kingdom, besides the suspension and prevention of practicing the same commercial activity.
The Ministry of Commerce calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.