The Ministry of Commerce has defamed three violators working for a commercial establishment specialized in foodstuff trading in Al Bukayriyah Governorate, Qassim, after the establishment agent, the manager and the labor were condemned of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. 60 rotten and expired chicken and meat burger were offered for sale. All the expired and rotten items were seized and destroyed due to the risk they may pose on the health and safety of consumers.
The Ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Buraidah, imposing a fine on the violators, the confiscation and destruction of the seized quantities, and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the offenders.
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.