The MCI Surveillance Teams in Tabuk revealed the involvement of an unlicensed warehouse in storing more than 33 thousand items of foodstuffs that were contaminated with sewage. During the inspection of the site, the Inspection Teams discovered a sewage pipe inside the warehouse, and the spread of rodents and insects. The warehouse was shut down with the confiscation and destruction of the seized items. Those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
The details go back when the MCI received a notification from a citizen stating that there are quantities of soft drinks near a warehouse, belonging to one of the cafes in the said governorate, placed in the open that likely to be exposed to corruption and damage. The Field Inspection Teams immediately rushed to the site to carry out the necessary verification, where they discovered as well the presence of large quantities of foodstuffs and consuming items within the warehouse that were contaminated with sewage water, in addition that the site is contrary to the health requirements, and lacks the proper temperature for reserving the commodities from damage.
The seizures, that had been destroyed later on, included: cheese, juices, soft drinks, canned food, Herbal Materials, in addition to large quantities of consuming items included: detergents, creams, perfumes, and car tires contrary to the System of Commercial Data.
This comes at a time when MCI is conducting Surveillance Rounds on warehouses, markets, shops, and all trade institutions, to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices and manipulation on the consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing corrupted and expired products.
The Ministry stresses that it will not tolerate in the application of the statutory procedures against the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, and all that puts 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 on the phone No. 1900.