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 which 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
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
As per the latest regulatory update from SFDA, all Tea products exported from Srilanka to Saudi Arabia shall be accompanied with COC. The regulation comes into effect from 1st March 2021 . Mastercert shall be able to process COC for products exported from Srilanka.
Mastercert also have its operations in Russia wherein the exporters of Meat products require COC service. Mastercert shall be able to process COC for products - Frozen Meat (Bovine, poultry meat) exported from Russia & CIS Countries.
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, Cosmetics
The assessment scheme consists of:
Test reports from the following entities will be considered:
Applicable standards are Saudi/GSO Technical Regulations and Standards.