Crown Prince receives UNICEF director

Updated 24 April 2013
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Crown Prince receives UNICEF director

Riyadh: Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence, received here today the Executive Director of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Anthony Lake and the accompanying delegation.
The Executive Director expressed his appreciation for the great support provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to humanitarian organizations of the United Nations, expressing his thanks for the Kingdom's keenness on providing aid to the affected peoples and nations.
During the meeting, they reviewed fruitful cooperation between the Kingdom and the UNICEF.
The audience was attended by Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Minister of Education and Chairman of the National Committee for Childhood, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chief of the Court of the Crown Prince and His Special Adviser.
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Saudi Food and Drug Authority stops 75 establishments over violations

Updated 31 min 17 sec ago
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Saudi Food and Drug Authority stops 75 establishments over violations

RIYADH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has inspected 2698 food establishments during a campaigns that lasted three months to ensure all establishments are committed to highest standard of health and hygene.
The authority’s executive said they had carried 3574 campaigns to inspect 2698 food establishments, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
During the last 3 months, the authority halted the production lines in 75 factories due to violations. It also destroyed 778 tons of food not suitable for consumption, and 43,336 liters of water not suitable for drinking.
The number of food storage establishments and food distribution centers that were inspected during this period has reached 1789, during which SFDA inspectors seized 15.7 tons of violating food products.
SFDA inspectors also investigated 665 factories, and stopped the production lines of 37 of them and seized 778.5 tons of non conforming food products.
The agency also inspected 244 bottled water factories, and has stopped the production line of 38 factories, and seized 43,336 liters of water not suitable for drinking.
The authority referred 12 cases of commercial fraud to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and applied fines and penalties to 45 food establishments.