SFDA seizes 11 tonnes of Ramadan food products due to safety violations

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has seized more than 11 tonnes of Ramadan food products, some from unknown origin, due to poor storage and tampered nutrition labels, according to local media reports.

So far, 69 establishments have been penalised during monitoring tours across the country.

The SFDA’s monitoring tours, which covered all regions of Saudi Arabia, were conducted to ensure the safety of food products consumed during Ramadan.

SFDA reports that tours were conducted to places such as retail and wholesale stores.

Other violations included the absence of expiry dates on product labels, poor handling of food products and lack of proper cover for meat items.

The SFDA has urged consumers to report any violations they discover by calling the unified number 19999 or through the Tameni app.

The SFDA’s efforts aim to ensure that the food products consumed during Ramadan are safe and of high quality.