By applying the Saudi Vision 2030 that mandates facilitating trade through the customs ports, Saudi Food & Drug Authority announces to implement
“Food Conformity Certification Program”
This program allows food & cosmetic products’ importers, traders and contractors to have pre-shipments conformity assessment procedure taken before shipping to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Industrial Inspection Services Company (TUV Austria) has collaborated with SFDA in issuing Certificates of Conformity that comply with Saudi/GSO Technical Regulations and Standards.
MasterCert is a partner company of TUV Austria Motabaqah is an authorized Certification Body by SFDA to issue Food Products CoC.
The purpose of this program is to ensure the safety and conformity of imported food products through standards assessments, otherwise non-conformity food products will take longer to be scrutinized.
TUV Austria, through its experts in food products, does this
by examining samples from food products and pre-shipments before providing certificate of conformity.
Once again, by applying these standards Saudi Food & Drug Authority aims at certifying that food is usable for human consumption. This inevitably leads to healthy society that makes healthy choices.
To obtain this Certificate of Conformity, food consignments at the country of supply will be subjected to
Certificate of Conformity Issuance for Food Products
Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
All regulated food products should be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by an entity authorized by SFDA to ensure conformity of the food with the applicable SFDA technical regulations and standards.
The CoC facilitates customs clearance of the imported shipment by taking the fast track to end SFDA procedures immediately at customs ports and release the shipment on the same day.
Food products in certain countries as mentioned below in the info graph
The assessment scheme consists of:
Test reports from the following entities will be considered:
Applicable standards are Saudi/GSO Technical Regulations and Standards.