Requirements for Importing Food Contact Products into Saudi Arabia

Technical Regulation for Food Safety in Tools and Appliances Used In The Kitchen

The Technical Regulation for Food Safety for Tools & Equipment Used in the Kitchen, set by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), ensures the safety and quality of food contact materials in the Saudi market. This regulation focuses on material quality, labelling, and environmental considerations.

Products Covered 

This regulation covers various types of food contact materials, including: 

  • Plates, Dishes and Cups made of Plastics. 

  • Bread boards, cutting boards and similar boards 

  • Chopsticks, Tableware and Cookware 

  • Paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding, layers of cellulose fibres, and other 

  • Trays and dishes made of cardboard/ Indian reeds (Bamboo) 

  • Flanged stoppers, casting stoppers, calibration stoppers and dropper stoppers 

  • Machines and equipment for preparation of fruits, Cortical fruits and vegetables 

Certification Requirements 

The requirements depend on the exact details of the product, but in general, the following is required: 

  • Test Report: Compliance with SASO standards for food contact material safety, including harmful substances and durability testing. 

  • Product Photos: Clear photo of the product and its marking labels. 

  • Data Sheets: Detailed specifications, including materials and care instructions. 

Product Classification 

Type 3 Assessment: Applies to all Food Contact Tools and Equipment in the Kitchen for Food Preparation, requiring standard documentation for certification. An audit of the manufacturing facility is usually required, which XDS Solutions will arrange. 

How can XDS Solutions assist?

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