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SGS Approved as Conformity Assessment Body in KSA for Food and Cosmetics Certification Programs

February 19, 2020

SGS is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) as a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for its food and cosmetics certification programs.

Exporters and importers trading in food products, beverages, cosmetics and personal care products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) need to comply with the requirements of the SFDA.

As an SFDA approved Certification Body, SGS can issue exporters and importers with a certificate of conformity before the shipment of goods to confirm compliance and ensure smooth and quick clearance of consignments at Saudi ports and borders.

Through the submission of a certificate of conformity, issued by SGS as a result the interventions listed below, exporters can also ensure product compliance for commercialization.

SGS offers the following interventions for the KSA food program:

  • Technical evaluation of the documents
  • Physical inspection and sampling
  • Testing and analysis in accredited laboratories (per consignment)
  • Checking conformity with regulations and overall assessment of conformity to the required standards
  • Label review based on SFDA requirements
  • Container loading supervision followed by container sealing
  • Certificate issuance

SGS offices worldwide are ready to help exporters and importers comply with SFDA requirements and obtain the required certificate of conformity before shipment of goods.

For further information, please contact:

Sithara Hatim
Manager - Certification Center, SGS
t: +971 488 09 393

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