Besma Ettoumi

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

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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: Product Standards, 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: Product Standards, 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: Product Standards, Saudi Arabia

GCC Publishes a Draft Standard on Pesticide Residues Changes

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Apr 2, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) notified the publication of the “Draft Standard FDS Maximum Limits Of Pesticide Residues In Agricultural and Food Products”  from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Topics: Pesticides, MRLs, GCC

Saudi Arabia Proposes New Labeling Rules on Bottled Drinking Water and Bottled Natural Mineral Water

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Mar 1, 2019

On February 28, 2019, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published the draft “Labeling for drinking water and Bottled natural mineral water.”

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Topics: Labeling, Saudi Arabia, Food Labeling

Saudi Government Publishes a New Draft Standard on Contaminants and Toxins

Posted by Besma Ettoumi on Feb 8, 2019

On February 7, 2019, Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) published the Draft Standard “Contaminants and toxins in food and feed”.

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Topics: Saudi Arabia, Contaminants

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