SFDA signs MoU with Singapore's Islamic Religious Council for halal product quality
Riyadh, October 20, 2023, The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, also known as Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura, to explore opportunities for cooperation in ensuring the quality of halal products.
The primary objective of this MoU is to devise processes for conformity assessment, standard specifications, and technical regulations for the issuance of halal certificates. It also establishes a framework for mutual recognition between the two entities regarding locally exported products. Additionally, it paves the way for the exchange of knowledge and expertise in various domains, including training, research, and laboratory analysis for halal products.
The MoU was formally signed by Hisham bin Saad Aljadhey, the CEO of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, and the Chief Executive of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, with Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, in attendance.
The Saudi Halal Center is a noteworthy component of the National Transformation Program. The certificates issued by this center play a pivotal role in streamlining import and export processes and bolstering the competitiveness of local products in the global marketplace.