A view of Al Ahsa Oasis in eastern Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: Courtesy: Abbas Al Saffar

Dubai: Saudi authorities denied information in a video being circulated on social media about cancerous materials found in cheese products in Al Ahsa.

Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Hussain, official spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment and General Supervisor of Marketing and Communication, said competent authorities confiscated and destroyed 1,628 rotten cheese products in Al Ahsa, the largest governorate in the kingdom’s eastern region.

He said the products, which were affected by improper storage and spoiled, have been confiscated and destroyed, not because of cancerous substances.

The ministry spokesperson assured the Saudi community about the availability of food materials in the market, noting that the information contained in the video is untrue.