RIYADH — The SDFA (Saudi Food and Drug Authority) plans to obligate Halal certification over regional and imported food products.
SFDA has explained that it intends to obligate a halal certification on food products, including meat, poultry, and similar products.
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Any food product, whether raw or included in a component of any other food product that contains gelatin, collagen, animal rennet, animal fats and oils, will be needed to issue a halal certificate, the authority indicated.
The authority added that even food products that carry a halal logo, sign, or word will be mandated to have a halal certificate.
SFDA has indicated that the implementation of the obligation to have a halal certificate on food products should enter into force next July.