MCI inspection teams continued their control rounds on markets and trade institutions, where a comprehensive campaign was carried out on the markets and shops in Al-Quway'iyah, during which 5 thousands corrupted and expired foodstuffs and consuming items were confiscated, including foodstuffs, tablets and medical instruments, as well as large quantities of electric materials, including connections, plugs & outlets and counterfeit mobile chargers, contrary to Saudi Standards and Specifications.
The seized items included also expired nuts and spices, variety of herbs and counterfeit perfumes for famous trademarks. All the confiscated items were destroyed and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
This comes as an extension of MCI recent campaigns on the corrupted and expired commodities, as well as the counterfeit and non-conforming devices in various regions and governorates of the Kingdom, where large quantities had been confiscated and destroyed with the closure of the relevant shops, and the application of regulations against the violators.
MCI would like to emphasize that it will continue its inspection rounds on markets and trade institutions, to ensure the absence of fraud and adulteration practices on the consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing counterfeit or adulterated commodities.
MCI stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud and counterfeiting, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI would like all consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry on 1900.