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  • Ahmed Saleh

SFDA sets import standards for cattle, sheep, goat meat

Riyadh, November 10, 2023, The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) formalized health and technical standards for importing cattle, sheep, and goat meat from South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development. This protocol was inked during the Saudi-Arab-African Economic Conference in Riyadh. Dr. Hisham bin Saad Aljadhey, SFDA’s CEO, and Sami Al-Sager, SFDA’s vice president for operations, represented the Saudi side, while South Africa's Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, Ambassador Mogobo David Magabe, and Mr. Yunus Hoosen from InvestSA were present.

The protocol's primary goal is to accredit South Africa's regulatory body by the SFDA for exporting cattle, sheep, and goat meat to Saudi Arabia, ensuring compliance with health and technical requirements in the slaughter and meat production facilities. Additionally, it solidifies the safety and quality standards for exported meat.

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