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SFDA Certificate of Conformity for Saudi Arabia

SFDA Certificate of Conformity for Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mandates that certain food products exported to their country comply with the technical regulations and standards set by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). Most food products must carry an SFDA Certificate of Conformity to demonstrate compliance.

SFDA Certificate Provider

HQTS-Tabseer is an SFDA-approved certification body. Our team of experts is available to guide you through the certification process, conduct a conformity assessment, and issue an SFDA Certificate of Conformity upon compliance for the following countries:

  • India
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • The United Arab Emirates

Introduction to the SFDA Programme 

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) requires that all food and drug products imported to Saudi Arabia comply with SFDA technical regulations and standards. The SFDA Food Programme mandates that food products undergo conformity assessments before being sold or distributed to consumers.

Mandatory Certification for Food Products Exported to Saudi Arabia

Several food products are subject to mandatory certification, including:

  • Rice
  • Red Meat
  • Spices and Sesame Seeds
  • Processed Vegetables and Fruits
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Agricultural Crops
SFDA Certification Process Explained

A range of documentation is required for the certification process, including an SFDA Account, Registration of Food Products, Valid Commercial Registration, Commercial Invoice, Ingredients list as per Artwork, Certificate of Origin, and a Health and Halal Certificate for meat products.

The certification process will include a technical evaluation of the submitted documentation, an inspection and testing in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, a conformity assessment of SFDA required standards, a label review, and container loading supervision.

Why Choose HQTS SFDA Food Certification

HQTS is one of Asia’s oldest and largest testing, inspection, and certification companies. We provide unmatched service with over 1,500 employees, decades of experience, and an unparalleled global network of technical experts spanning over 80 countries.

HQTS have a dedicated team to assist you at every step of the application process.

  • More than 20 regional offices worldwide.
  • Industry-leading knowledge in regulations and technical standards, including SFDA Regulations, SASO Certification and Uganda PVoC.
  • HQTS provides fast, flexible, and reliable end-to-end supply chain management services for all your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our SFDA Certification services and experience a smooth clearance of your consignments at Saudi ports and borders.

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