The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed a commercial establishment specialized in wholesale and retail of foodstuffs in Riyadh. The said Est. and the worker there of an Egyptian nationality were found guilty of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering and selling expired foodstuffs. This is considered a punishable violation, since this may pose risk on the health and safety of consumers.
A verdict was issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh condemning the violators and imposing a fine on them, as well as closing the offending Est., also confiscating and destroying the seized products, besides deporting the expat from the Kingdom, and not to be allowed to return for work, in addition to publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the violators.
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment 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.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.