Ecolab to share food safety & hygiene expertise at SFDA event

Dr. Ludgar Grunwald, Ecolab director of regulatory affairs.
Updated 30 September 2019

Ecolab to share food safety & hygiene expertise at SFDA event

Ecolab Inc., an American global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, will share its food safety and hygiene expertise at the third Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) exhibition and conference, the largest annual event for food, drug and medical devices in Saudi Arabia. The event runs from Sept. 30 until Oct. 2 at the Riyadh International Conference & Exhibition Center.

Dr. Ludgar Grunwald, Ecolab director of regulatory affairs and an internationally recognized food chemist, will address the SFDA conference on “Ensuring Consumer Protection Through the Application of Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents from Farm to Fork, Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Their Use.”

“Evaluating the safety of food-related antimicrobial and cleaning chemicals differs across the globe. This makes it challenging for stakeholders to consistently address their safety,” said Dr. Grunwald.

“While food safety management systems, including CODEX, GFSI guidance and FDA regulations are well established, there is a need for joint management of new residue challenges to enable seamless partnerships across industries that satisfy consumer expectations of ‘zero’ risk. The SFDA presentation will illustrate the industry position on the use of sanitizers, disinfectants and cleaning agents and its relationship with microbial resistance.” 

Dr. Grunwald’s address comes as Saudi Arabia’s food service market is forecast to reach $31.6 billion by 2024, growing at a compound average growth rate of 5.9 percent, according to Mordor Intelligence.

Dr. Grunwald added: “The size of market growth is astonishing with as many as 50 hotels planned for Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project alone. But as investment toward tourism continues, so do the fundamentals which can make or break reputations, and international hygiene standards is one of them. Ecolab works to help improve hygiene standards and sanitize equipment used to process, prepare or serve food, as well as detergents and cleansers to sanitize a variety of surfaces. We are ready to help meet the Kingdom’s ambitions and ensure that the best hygiene solutions are implemented wherever they may be needed.”


Saudi Electricity Company celebrates new graduates

Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi Electricity Company celebrates new graduates

  • Senior SEC officials praised the graduates for the technical capabilities that they gained from their training at the institute
  • The training program is part of the company’s policy of bolstering its manpower with young, highly capable Saudi professionals

JEDDAH: The Saudi Electricity Co.’s (SEC) Higher Training Institute in Jeddah celebrated the graduation of fresh trainees on Sunday.

This is the SEC’s final celebration of graduates this year. The training program is part of the company’s policy of bolstering its manpower with young, highly capable Saudi professionals who will help it better serve its customers and maintain its leadership in the industry.

Senior SEC officials praised the graduates for the technical capabilities that they gained from their training at the institute.

Graduate Ibrahim Al-Bakri delivered a speech on behalf of his peers, thanking the SEC and the trainers for caring for them throughout the training period.

In a speech, Abdulrahman Al-Obayed, senior vice president of human resources, who patronized the event, welcomed the graduates to the SEC.

He encouraged them to maintain their drive, move up through the company’s ranks and be proud staff members. He then honored the year’s standout students and trainers.