Included Large Quantities of Expired Snacks
MCI Inspection Teams have foiled selling and marketing more than 40 thousand corrupted and expired foodstuffs after such items have been detected and confiscated in warehouses and shops in Taif. The quantities included varieties of snacks and potatoes chips, which were stored in violation of health requirements amid inappropriate temperatures. All the confiscated quantities were destroyed because they were considered risky to the health and safety of consumers, and those involved were summoned for investigation and taking the legal penalties against them.
The details go back when the MCI Inspection Teams detected a warehouse belonging to one of the companies, and a number of other wholesale shops located in Al Sharafia Quarter in Taif, where the inspectors monitored storing food items in a way considered a threat to the health and safety of consumers. The confiscated items included large quantities of potato chips, varieties of juices and powdered milk, pasta, cumin, butter, tea and quantities of legumes, the inspectors monitored the presence of cats in the storage sites, as well as putting the commodities unfit for the human consumption with the rest of the items offered to consumers.
This came in the context of the intensive inspection campaigns carried out by MCI on factories, warehouses and shops in various parts of the Kingdom, to ensure the quality of the stored and offered items for sale, and to ensure as well the absence of violations that may harm the health and safety of consumers.
The Ministry stressed that it will not tolerate in the application of the statutory and legal procedures on 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 on all consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry through the toll-free number 1900.