An Establishment, Offering Expired Foodstuffs in Medina, Defamed by MCI

23 Apr 2018
The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed a retail foodstuff establishment at Al-Mahd Governorate in Medina. Those in charge of the establishment were found guilty of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by possessing, offering and selling expired foodstuffs. This is considered a violation that necessitate a penalty, since it poses a risk on the health and safety of the consumers.

A judgment is issued by the Criminal Court in Medina, including imposing a fine on the owner of the establishment and the publication of the sentence in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendant.

The details go back when MCI inspectors conducted an inspection campaign on foodstuffs stores at Al Mahd Governorate in Medina. They found expired juices and pies offered for sale at the said Establishment. Accordingly, all the expired items were seized and destroyed, since they pose risk on the health and safety of the consumers. The case was referred to the Public Prosecution, which in turn referred it to the judicial authorities for taking the legal procedures against the violators.

MCI would like to confirm the continuation of addressing the violations related to the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by imposing stern measures and penalties on the violators and those who possess or offer expired foodstuffs.

MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints through MCI Consumer Call Center (900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018