Refilling Used Bottles and Absence of Health Requirements was monitored
MCI has stopped the trade activity of five plants producing contaminated water in Al Jof. Some violations were detected in the production lines, such as refilling the water in used bottles, treating the holes in such bottles with Silicon and claiming that they are new. More than one thousand water bottles, unfit for the human consumption, and did not bear any trade data, were seized. Those responsible were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the legal penalties against them.
During the site inspection, MCI inspectors monitored non-compliance with the health requirements and industrial standards. This would reflect on the safety of the product and expose it to contamination. Consequently, this may be considered a threat to the health and safety of consumers. The committee for considering the industrial violations in the Ministry has taken a decision to close all the production lines in such plants and take the legal and statutory procedures against the violators.
This came after MCI had carried out extensive inspection rounds on factories and warehouses in Al-Jof region, in cooperation and coordination with the General Authority for Food and Drug and the Secretariat of Al-Jof region, so as to check their work, and to address any practices that may harm the health and safety of consumers, as well as to punish the violators.
MCI would like to emphasize that it will continue its inspection rounds on factories, markets, warehouses, and all commercial institutions to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices and manipulation on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing corrupted and expired products.
The ministry also stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on offenders and those involved in fraud practice, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry on 1900.