Justice, generic
Photo for illustrative purposes Image Credit: Pixabay

Abu Dhabi: The Saudi Ministry of Commerce named and shamed the owner and manager of a food trading company in Al Ahasa, eastern Saudi Arabia, after a ruling was issued condemning them for violating the anti-commercial fraud laws and storing expired foodstuff in the company’s warehouse, Saudi media reported.

The ministry published a summary of the ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam, which includes imposing SR100,000 fine on the facility, confiscating the expired foods and defaming the pair by publishing the ruling in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator.

The law stipulates penalties of up to three years in prison, fines of up to SR1 million or of both, defamation of violators in the local newspapers at their expense, and deportation of the violating workers to their countries without allowing them to return to the Kingdom for work.

The ministry urged all consumers to report any violations through the mobile application of Balagh Tijari at https://mci.gov.sa/C-app, through the call center on the toll-free telephone number 1900, or through the official website of the ministry.