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122,000 expired items seized at Al Rass

The inspection team at the Ministry of Commerce and Investment has seized more than 122,000 expired or items of unknown origin such as foodstuffs, cosmetics and detergents in Al Rass city. 

It was alleged that these  items  were found stored in a way contrary to the standard specifications of the ministry.

With the cooperation and support of the security authorities, MCI inspection teams detected a warehouse in Al Rass city, containing large quantities of unknown origin or expired foodstuffs, cosmetics and detergents. 

Consequently, 36,358 expired foodstuffs, as well as 4,334 items of cosmetics and detergents were stored in a improper manner .

During the inspection and survey of the said warehouse, MCI inspectors discovered that some parts of the said warehouse were used as a plant for making cosmetics with some herbs  and oil. 

A load of 21,780 empty containers ready to be refilled with the illicit cosmetics , three devices used for packing and printing the date of production, as well as 67 large barrels containing various oils and chemicals used as raw materials, also 5000 oil  containers ready to be sold and 55,400 stickers to be used for changing the production date were also seized.

MCI inspection teams released the necessary violation notices, and the owner was summoned by the Ministry for completing the formal procedures before referring the case to the Public Prosecution.  

MCI inspection tours on all commercial establishments and warehouses to ensure their regular work will be continued to verify the absence of fraudulent practices or manipulation towards the consumers, the ministry said in a statement .

MCI has called on all consumers to cooperate by lodging their complaints and observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's official website.

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