All food facilities in Saudi Arabia required to display calories by year-end

The SFDA is taking all measures to ensure the highest health and hygiene standards in food establishments across the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 07 August 2018

All food facilities in Saudi Arabia required to display calories by year-end

  • The SFDA is taking all measures to ensure the highest health and hygiene standards in food establishments across KSA
  • The Saudi Food Authority destroyed 778 tons of food not suitable for consumption

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has instructed food facilities to clearly display the ingredients and number of calories in food and beverages by Dec. 31.
This will apply to all food facilities, including restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, fresh fruit juice shops, bakeries, patisseries, supermarkets, recreation facilities, colleges, universities and government agencies.
Legal procedures will be taken, in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, against facilities that violate the new regulation.
The SFDA and the ministry have organized workshops in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, launched awareness campaigns, and published a guide for restaurant and cafe owners on how to calculate calories, and how to reduce them in food and beverages.
The SFDA is taking all measures to ensure the highest health and hygiene standards in food establishments across the Kingdom.
Recently, it concluded a three-month drive during which 2,698 food establishments were inspected.
During the drive, 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 1,789, during which SFDA inspectors seized 15.7 tons of violating food products.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.