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RIYADH: A team of inspectors from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry shut down a factory, where they found 160,000 cans of broad beans being labeled falsely with names of well-known brand in its warehouse located in the south of Jeddah. “These quantities were stored in the warehouse and counterfeit trademarks were prepared to be placed on the cans, and then to be distributed to local shops,” a statement from the ministry said, pointing out that this amounted to deceiving and misleading consumers. The warehouse was shut down by MCI inspectors with the confiscation of goods and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking legal steps against them. The MCI inspectors had earlier shut down a warehouse in Makkah, after seizing more than 13,000 broad bean cans, with counterfeited labels of famous brand. Illegal workers were involved in forging and printing the trademarks. Those involved were summoned by the MCI for taking the necessary legal measures against them, in cooperation and coordination with the competent authorities. The raid formed part of inspection rounds carried out by the MCI in various regions of the Kingdom, which led to the seizure and confiscation of large quantities of counterfeit and adulterated foodstuffs and consuming commodities, which were repackaged and stored to cheat and deceive consumers. The ministry stressed that it would continue its inspection and control rounds on all warehouses and commercial institutions to verify their regular operations and to prevent cheating of consumers. Consumers have been requested to cooperate and report their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a commercial notification.