On June 18, 2019, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has issued the draft standard on “Flavored drink”.
The scope of the document refers to non-carbonated flavored drinks, defined as “Non-carbonated syrup from water and sugar, with one or more artificial or natural flavorings and additives mentioned in (4.4) and (5.4). Fruit juice (concentrates or non-concentrates) and/or edible parts of mature fruits (Sound) by less than 10%.”
The draft also outlines requirements to be met, rules on packaging, transportation and storage, and labelling information to be declared.
Comments are accepted until August 20, 2019.