The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) was established under the Council of Ministers resolution no (1) dated 10.03.2003, as an independent body corporate that directly reports to The President of Council of Ministers. SFDA assumes the procedural, executive, and supervisory, which carried out by the currently existing agencies. The main objectives of the SFDA is to ensure safety of food, drug for human and animal, safety of biological and chemical substance as well as electronic devices that related to human health. The Saudi Halal Center at the SFDA ensure that meat and poultry are slaughtered and stored according to Islamic law. They ensure the manufacture of food, medicines, cosmetics, and medical devices in a manner that ensures that they are free from any contravention of Islamic law by building an effective regulatory system that contributes to achieving the goals of national transformation within the vision of the Kingdom 2030. The Saudi Halal Center is committed to ensuring the continuous development of Halal certification and management system services in accordance with the requirements of GSO 2055-2: 2015. If the certification bodies meet these requirements, they can cooperate with the Saudi Halal Center and be included in the list of recognized certification bodies. HQC is officially accredited and recognized from SFDA Saudi Arabia.