Besma Ettoumi

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

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GCC Issues New Drafts of Standard on Essential Nutrients in Food

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jun 17, 2020

On June 16, 2020, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has published the "Draft of Standard DS GSO 05/02/DS/GSO 1069:2020 GSO 1069:2002 General Principles for the Addition of essential nutrients to Foods."

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Topics: regulatory compliance, general food law, Blog

GCC Latest Drafts of Standard on Vitamins and Minerals and Dairy Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on May 26, 2020

On May 22, 2020, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has published new draft standards on the Gulf Standard Organization (GSO) website:

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Topics: Dairy, regulatory compliance, additives, Blog

GCC Proposes New Standards on Multiple Dairy Food Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Mar 5, 2020

On March 03 and 05, 2020, the Gulf Standardization Organization has published the following draft standards related to provolone cheese and coulommiers (defined as in General Standard for Cheese, CXS283-1978):

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Topics: Dairy, GCC

GCC Proposes New Requirements for Food Sweeteners

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jan 16, 2020

On January 14, 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has notified the publication of the draft document Draft Standard DS GSO 05/FDS 995/ /2019 Sweeteners Permitted In Food General Requirements from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Topics: GCC, Food Additive

Saudi Arabia Proposes General Requirements for Novel Foods

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Dec 13, 2019

On December 09, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority has published the new draft “SFDA.FD xxx/2019 - General Requirements for Novel Foods“

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, Novel Food

GCC Releases the Draft Standard on Flavored Drinks

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jun 20, 2019

On June 18, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued the draft standard on “Flavored drink”.

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Topics: GCC

Saudi Arabia Implements New Procedures to Facilitate the Import of Food Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Jun 5, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) of Saudi Arabia published the “Addendum to the mechanism for the production and import of ready-made food”, related to the “Mechanism (conditions and controls) for the production and importation of ready-made food.”

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, Trade

GCC Publishes new Draft Standards on Dairy Food Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on May 2, 2019

On April 29, 2019, the Gulf Standardization Organization published new draft standards circulated for comments:

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Topics: GCC

Morocco Amends Rules for Dairy Manufacturers on Production and Marketing of Milk and Dairy Products

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Apr 15, 2019

On April 12, 2019, the Office National de Securite Sanitare des Produits Alimentaires of Morocco published the “Decree No. 2-18-709 of 8 Rejeb 1440 (15 March 2019) amending and supplementing Decree No. 2-00-425 of 10 Ramadan 1421 (7 December 2000) on control of the production and marketing of milk and dairy products“

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Topics: Dairy, Morocco

Saudi Arabia Recommends New Specifications on Edible Ices

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Apr 3, 2019

On April 1, 2019, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published a new draft regarding specifications on Edible Ices: "GSO 05 DS 457:2019 Edible ices"

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Topics: Saudi Arabia

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