The Ministry of Commerce Defames an Est. Selling Corrupted Chicken, Unfit for the Human Consumption in Dammam

21 Aug 2020

​​The Ministry of Commerce has defamed a branch of an Est.  specialized in foodstuffs and restaurant supplies in Dammam, including the owner and the manager of this branch, following a court ruling convicting them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering and selling spoiled and corrupted chicken, not suitable for the human consumption. This is considered a punishable offense, since it may pose risk on the health and safety of the consumers.

The Ministry has published the verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam, including a fine, closing the violating facility, confiscating and destroying the seized products, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the violators.

In details, MC control and inspection teams inspected the branch of the facility located in the vegetable market in Dammam, where they seized 14 pieces of spoiled chicken strips, so all the corrupted items were confiscated and destroyed. Those responsible were summoned by the Ministry, then the case was referred to the Public Prosecution and after that to the judicial authorities for taking the legal measures against the violators in accordance with the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law.

The Ministry of Commerce affirms the continuation of addressing those   violating the Anti-commercial Fraud Law and taking the legal measures against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. Notably, the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates imposing penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals or both, also defaming the violators in local newspapers at their expense, besides deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom, as well as preventing the owner of practicing the same trade activity.

The Ministry of Commerce urges all consumers to lodge their reports and complaints against the violating facilities through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s official website.

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Last Modified 23 Aug 2020