The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has announced the issuance of a verdict against one of the major companies in Riyadh, specialized in the retail of foodstuffs and consuming items, for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by offering and selling expired foodstuffs.
The administrative court in Riyadh has issued a ruling imposing a fine, besides defaming the company through the publication of the sentence in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
During the inspection tours, MCI inspectors detected expired foodstuffs in one of the major hypermarkets in Riyadh. Accordingly, a violation notice was released and the owner was summoned by MCI for completing the necessary legal procedures, then the case is being referred to the judicial authorities for taking the legal penalties against the defendant.
MCI would like to confirm the continuation of addressing any violations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking all necessary legal procedures against the violators. This is to eliminate any deception, counterfeiting, or manipulation towards the consumers.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or through the Ministry's website.