Managing and Developing the Control over Food and Feed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
Client: Saudi Food and Drug Authority
Project duration: 2009-2014
Project Description: The project aims at supporting the development of major functions of the SFDA deemed necessary for the execution of the mandate of the Authority in the areas of quality and safety of food and feed. The project is divided in several components, focused on capacity building of the SFDA head office, development of the strategy, and provision of technical assistance for the modernisation of the Border Inspection Posts (BIPs), for the modernisation of the food control laboratories in the country, and development of reference laboratory functions, set up of monitoring programmes for imported and locally produced food and feed, modernisation of analytical methods for microbiological and chemicals hazards, set up and improvement of the local inspection units, and IT and data management.
A new activity is the creation of a Central Reference Laboratory, hosting 20 National Reference Labs for the SFDA.