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SFDA Warns Against Microbes Accumulation on Coffee when Stored Incorrectly


Coffee is the most consumed beverage, but coffee consumers face a challenge in storing it for fear of changing its original flavor and taste. Many people associate coffee storage with preserving these two components, knowing that when stored incorrectly, it may lead to the accumulation of microbes on it, causing food poisoning.

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Circular about Concerning food additive Titanium Dioxide (E 171)

Circular about Concerning food additive Titanium Dioxide (E 171)
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SFDA Advises to Wash Dates Well Before Eating


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) advised to wash dates well with running water before eating it in order to reduce the residues of pesticides and chemicals, if present, and to avoid using the water used to wash it more than once.

It explained that dates are contaminated either by chemical substances such as pesticide residues and heavy and toxic metals, or by physical substances (foreign bodies such as the presence of metal parts), or by the growth of microorganisms (yeasts and moulds).

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SFDA Advises Against Mixing Surplus of Iftar and Suhoor with Different Foods or Surplus from Other Days


Each food product has its own state of preservation, and the state and duration of preservation may differ from what is written on the product after opening or cooking. Therefore, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) calls for not mixing surplus foods from Suhoor and Iftar tables with different or surplus foods from different days to avoid exposure to food contamination.

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SFDA Over-roasting or roasting is not an indication of the level of food and may cause harm to human health


Believing that food turns brown during browning or over-roasting is not a clear evidence of its completeness, safety for consumption, and readiness for eating, as the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has clarified that this may be associated with some harm to human health and the formation of harmful compounds.

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SFDA Intensifies its Inspection Tours of Food Facilities during Ramadan


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is intensifying its inspection and control tours of food facilities, storage warehouses and distribution centers in the regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to ensure their compliance with the regulations, requirements of technical regulations and approved food specifications, in order to ensure the safety of products subject to its control.

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SFDA Lifts Temporary Ban on Importing Poultry from Thailand


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has lifted the temporary ban imposed on the import of poultry and its fresh, chilled and frozen products from the Kingdom of Thailand, and kept the temporary ban on eggs and their products continuing.

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SFDA to Host 7th Gulf Food Week Tomorrow


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), at its headquarters in Riyadh, will host the activities of the 7th "Gulf Food Week" during the period from March 27 to March 31, 2022, in cooperation and coordination with GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and ​Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO).

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SFDA: Food allergy treatment is to avoid ingredients that cause it


According to international statistics, a person visits emergency every three minutes due to food allergy, and one of the national studies conducted by the National Nutrition Committee at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA, in cooperation with Taibah University, indicates that 21% of the population of the Kingdom suffers from food allergy, and symptoms range from mild to severe, which may lead to death.

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SFDA Experience in Leading Coordinating Committee for the Near East Countries in CODEX Reviewed


The Regional Coordinator for the Near East Countries in Codex Alimentarius Commission (CODEX), Khaled Al-Zahrani, reviewed the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) experience in leading the region to enhance the participation of its countries at the level of Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).

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