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Food Certificate of Conformity registration

The Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA)

The Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) was established as a government independent entity that reports to the President of the Council of Ministers.
SFDA is responsible for regulating drugs and medical devices in the kingdom, in addition to biological and chemical substances, and electronic products.
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The main role of SFDA is to ensure the safety, accuracy, and effectiveness of medical devices, as it has the authority to supervise the relative facilities and the various activities starting from manufacturing, importing, and registering the products within its scope.
SFDA is also responsible for setting and updating all the mandatory standards that regulate food and drug products, whether they are locally manufactured or imported to the kingdom, in addition to its main role regarding consumer awareness.

SFDA conformity assessment program

In line with the kingdom vision 2030 objectives, the SDFA aims to ensure the safety and quality of all products placed in the Saudi market, so the SFDA set its conformity assessment program to ensure that food products conform to the relative standards and the technical regulations.
All cosmetics and food products exported to Saudi Arabia must conform to SFDA technical regulations to obtain the certificate of conformity and then the shipments can be cleared and placed in the markets.

SFDA Food Certificate of Conformity

SFDA issues the food certificate of conformity for the products that comply with its safety, efficacy, and quality standards, as the company submits a file according to the SFDA registration requirements, and when it is approved the company receives a registration certificate.
All food production and distribution relative activities and facilities are also regulated by SFDA, and also required to obtain certificates, after applying for approvals, get inspected, and found to comply with the SFDA standards and regulations.

SFDA food Certificate of Conformity process

The importer must submit a request of certification and declaration of conformity.
Completing required technical documents.
Sampling and physical inspection process.
Testing report issued by an accredited laboratory for each shipment.
Conformity Assessment to the required standards and regulations.
Label review in accordance with SFDA requirements
Container loading supervision, then container sealing.
Conformity certificate issuance.
Requirements for receiving a Food File

States range

United Arab Emirates
The Sultanate of Oman

Steps for issuing a cosmetics conformity certificate

  1. Fill out the certificate application and declaration of conformity for the importer or exporter through Tabseer Company
  2. Reviewing the request submitted by the exporter or importer for insight team
  3. Taking samples for analysis and supervising the loading.
  4. Ensure the availability of all required documents for issuing the certificate and their compatibility with the import regulations of the Food and Drug General Authority.
  5. Issuance of the certificate.

How to register products in the Electronic Food Registration System (FIRS).

Food products imported or manufactured in Saudi Arabia are registered through the electronic food registration system
This program is mandatory for all companies that want to import food products into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Food and Drug Authority is responsible for monitoring and verifying the safety of products traded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and part of its oversight work is to list food products and develop the mechanism for that, in addition to developing the electronic listing system
Companies are required to register food products with the Food and Drug General Authority, as it is the regulating body for food products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where food products imported or manufactured in Saudi Arabia are registered by submitting registration requirements in the electronic system for food registration, which enables companies to register products
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