The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an Est. specializes in foodstuffs following a court ruling convicting him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering and selling expired foodstuffs.
The Ministry has published a summary of the verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, including imposing a fine on the violator, confiscating and damaging the seized products, besides defamation by publishing the ruling in two newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
The Ministry of Commerce 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.
The Ministry of Commerce calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.