Chamber presents its regards and informs you of the letter of the SFDA No. (6378 ) date 10/2/1439 , which includes
the continuous monitoring of the food products that are imported,
produced and marketed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and verified their
compliance with the requirements of technical regulations and approved
standard specifications, In
order to ensure the health and safety of the consumer and to ensure the
provision of correct and misleading information o f food labels, it was
noticed in the local markets that there are bottled water products
produced by local factories and some of them imported. And children, which do not meet the requirements of technical
regulations and approved standard specifications, as well as
contravening international legislation that states that there is no need
to use water intended for the preparation of infant and child food.
Based on the duties and responsibilities of the Authority and in the
interest of the public, and to preserve the national capital and to
avoid the exposure of food products to refuse and not allowed to enter,
sell or trade in the Kingdom because of non-compliance with technical
regulations and approved standards, so the SFDA hopes of all importers
and manufacturers within The
Kingdom of Bottled Water shall not allow the placing of words, images,
marks or any logo on bottled water bottles and cards as a sign of the
allocation of such water to infants and children, in accordance with the
requirements of technical regulations and specifications. Seah Saudi / Gulf, including:
GSO 9 "Packaged Food Labels".
GSO 1025 "Bottled Water".
GSO 2232 "Bottled Drinking Water Card".
Authority will give them a period of six months from the date of
issuance of this Circular to correct their situation and will prevent
the display, circulation and production of bottled water marked with any
impersonations, images or phrases intended for infants and children.