MCI shut down two factories in Jeddah and confiscated large quantities of corrupted food commodities

02 Dec 2013

​30 thousand kg of corrupted maize and expired juices had been detected and seized.


MCI Closed  a foodstuff  factory after detecting 30 thousand kg of imported and expired maize,  unfit for the human consumption, which had been confiscated and destroyed later on , the owners were called for investigation and the necessary legal procedures had been taken against them.
This happened after the MCI teams had carried out inspection tours on factories and warehouses in Jeddah, this comes within the efforts of MCI and through its branches in various regions of the Kingdom to ensure the quality and safety of foodstuff  and consuming goods and their conformity with the Saudi specifications and standards , and to protect the  consumers from the dangers of corrupted and adulterated goods .
The MCI inspection teams had  raided the said plant and found 1500 bags ( 20 kg per bag) of expired maize, which was imported from  Argentina .
The factory,  that was closed,  had been  producing potato  sticks, fried potato chips ,  " Chips " and others , in addition to sweet and salt coated  corn, candies, wheat products, pancakes and popcorn .
In that regard , MCI inspection teams  confiscated large quantities of expired  juices which did not have any trade data in Arabic, they were found inside refrigerators in one  factory in Jeddah , the plant was shut down and the  owner was summoned for investigation  , and then the case was  referred to the competent authorities to take the legal procedures against him.
The seized items included: 50 cartons of mango juice, 37 cartons of grape juice, and other types of concentrated juices.
The inspection teams had confiscated as well 33 bags of corrupted  foodstuff from the plant itself .
MCI will continue its inspection tours on  markets, food  warehouses , shops, factories and all commercial establishments , to ensure their regular work, and to make sure that there are no fraud or adulteration practices on the consumers by selling them or marketing corrupted and expired products.
MCI also emphasizes that it will not tolerate with the violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and with all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all consumers to report their complaints and observations to  the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone number 800 124 1616.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018