Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority concludes virtual training workshops on food regulation

JEDDAH (UNI) - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority, in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, successfully concluded a series of virtual workshops on various aspects of food regulation within the framework of their ongoing partnership.

The workshops, which were held on 2, 19 and 23 January 2024, attracted active participation from officials representing national food regulatory authorities in OIC Member States and relevant OIC institutions.

The primary goal of the workshops was to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and the exchange of ideas and experiences in regulating the food sector. Participants engaged in fruitful discussions aimed at strengthening regulatory practices and ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality in food production.

During the closing remarks, Abdel Nour Mohamed Sekindi, Director General of the Directorate of Science and Technology at the OIC General Secretariat, highlighted the important role of the OIC General Secretariat, its institutions and partners in supporting Member States in strengthening the capabilities of their food and drug regulatory authorities.

He praised the Saudi Food and Drug Authority for its commitment to sharing valuable expertise in this vital sector.

During the workshops, SFDA experts gave insightful presentations on various aspects of food regulation, including the regulatory framework that ensures food safety in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

They also highlighted food risk assessment and its role in food safety. In addition, the issue of microbial contaminants in foods and the mechanism for assessing their risk were discussed.

The participants expressed their gratitude to the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority for organizing these rich training workshops. They also expressed their hope for continued support in strengthening their regulatory capabilities, enhancing cooperation, and ensuring the highest standards in the food and drug sectors.

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