SFDA launches Healthy Food Regulation Strategy tomorrow

9/11/2018
 
 

​SFDA organizes an event tomorrow (on Wednesday) to lunch the Strategy of Regulating Healthy Food, under the Patronage of His Excellency the Minister of health, Chairman, Board of Directors Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabieh.

SFDA will sign agreements for voluntary commitment with a number of manufactures and suppliers of global food products to reduce the amount of sugar, salt and fat in their products.

The Strategy of Regulating Healthy Food, consistent with Saudi Vision 2030, aims to reduce the levels of sugar, salt and saturated and transformed fat in the food products. It raises the awareness and adaptation of the food products manufacturers and importers to reduce these contents and include the calories levels in restaurants and cafes’ menus to determine the daily consumption per capita, daily calories intake by conducting a national nutrition survey to identify the nutritional status of the community.  

Voluntary commitment agreements seek to urge the private sector to undertake voluntary initiatives to reduce the levels of sugar, salt and fat in the food products and to develop clear and readable nutrition data on the food labels.

The companies that will sign the voluntary commitment initiative are Nestlé Middle East, Mars Saudi Arabia Gulf, Mondelez Arabia, Kellogg's Arabia, PepsiCo Global, Coca Cola, Unileves, General Mills Company, and Freeze land.