MCI, after intensive Investigations and tracing foreign labors, was capable of detecting a factory in Hail storing expired raw materials to be used in the manufacture of foodstuffs, as well as detecting some labors working in a large yard on repacking of Indian imported rice in bags written on them ( Iraqi dates ) this is done in a primitive unhealthy way that threaten the safety of consumers , MCI halted the activity of the involved plant and it had been shut down , and the owners were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
The MCI inspectors monitor lack of commitment of the plant to the required systems and production standards. The workers were committing a number of irregularities such as, violations in packaging and storage , with the presence of foul odors originating from " sewage site " adjacent to the production hall, which may cause contamination of the manufactured products due to the lack of isolation, while it turned out that the plant did not abide also by putting air curtains at the entrances of the plant to prevent the entry of dust and insects , which puts the products inside at grave risk, as a result, 895 rice bags of 10 kg had been seized, as well as other corrupted items had been confiscated.
This comes within the framework of the intensive inspection campaigns carried out by MCI on factories, warehouses and shops in all regions of the Kingdom, to make sure of the quality of the stored materials and those offered for sale, and to ensure that there are no irregularities that may affect the health and safety of the consumer.
MCI emphasizes that it will continue the inspection rounds on markets, food warehouses, shops, and all commercial institutions to ensure their regular work and the absence of fraud practices on consumers , and to stop the exploitation of the demand for purchasing in selling and marketing of corrupted and expired products.
MCI also stresses that it will not tolerate with the 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 all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.