MCI confiscated at marketplaces, in Hail, packs of anonymous Zamzam water, bearing no tags or commercial data, in addition to perfumes, cosmetics, herbal mixes displaying false pretentions and allegations harmful to consumer's health.
The quantity have been destroyed and those in charge, were called for investigation.
The move followed various rounds by MCI inspection teams, at so many marketplaces, in the region. Among their findings were that some stores do not abide by the regulations and selling non-conformed commodities to consumers.
Confiscated quantities included more than 1060 packs of Zamzam water, which were not soundly filled and were anonymous, in addition to distorting some data it bear. Furthermore, there were more than 720 perfume bottles, cosmetics units, also anonymous and pretending to provide health-related benefits and 1040 crème cans, with misleading medical pretentions.
The rounds exposed, too, a number of commodities, badly stored and in violation of the law, as they were exposed to rottenness and damage.
MCI confirms that it will not be lenient with those who are fiddling with health and safety of consumers, or those who are supplying counterfeit items, or not abide by the set services to guarantee the validity of commodities, as it will impose legal penalties against them.
It asserts, too, that the inspection rounds at marketplaces, shops, foodstuff warehouses and all commercial and industrial facilities, to be ascertained of their legality and being free of malpractices of cheating and deception harmful to consumers, exploiting the buying spree to sell and market rotten and expired items, will continue.
All consumers are requested to send their complaints, reports and remarks to MCI Consumer's Reports' Center and call: 800 124 1616