The Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) inspectors seized 412 tons of shrimp after trying to modify food label data and product packages inside an unlicensed warehouse in the Jizan region.
The authority explained that during the monitoring and investigation operations of its inspectors, they found that the expiry dates of the product were modified.
The stored and violating quantities of shrimp were seized, in addition to about half a million labels bearing nutritional data and cartons ready for packing.
As a result, the Authority closed the unlicensed warehouse.
It also summoned the officials of the facility to hear their statements to refer them to the concerned authorities.
According to the Food Law and its executive regulations, the penalty for such violations may reach 10 million riyals.
Among the penalties are preventing the violator from practicing any food business for a period not exceeding 180 days, and/or suspending the license for a period not exceeding one year, and/or cancel the license.
Violations of establishments subject to the supervision of the Authority can be reported by calling the unified number (19999).
It can also be reported through its “Tamni” application, which is available on the “IOS” and “Android” operating systems.