Aug 5, 2018
SFDA WANTS RESTAURANTS & CAFES TO DISPLAY CALORIES WITH ITS FOOD BY 31st DEC 2018
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has ordered all food establishments to put calories on meals and beverages that are offered to the consumer by the end of the current year. Trending : Dangers of contact less debit and credit cards
In a statement on its official website, the Authority said that the list of calorie intake in the list of food establishments that provide food to the consumer outside the home will be applied to all food establishments such as restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, fresh fruit juice shops, pastries and sweet shops. cafeterias in stores, supermarkets, And recreation facilities, colleges and universities and government agencies. Most Viewed : 116 Indonesians caught for illegal Hajj in Makkah
- A period of time has been given for the establishments to implement the regulation until 31/12/2018, confirming that they will take the legal procedures regarding the infringing establishments in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
The list includes the need to display calories in a clear way, and to be in the front end corresponding to each category of food items in the list, and be placed on all types of menus are displayed permanently whether on a wooden panel, or electronic screen, or any form , And to display the contents of the dish one meal, and if the dish was presented in the form of individual units divided, the calorie should be calibrated per unit, and to advertise calories separately for all side orders in the menu, such as ice cream, soft drinks, cakes Sauces, and foods They are prepared in different ways, such as grilled or fried chicken, or herbal flavoring.
- The list excluded some types of foods from caloric setting in the menu, such as temporary and daily foods, special orders, general use seasonings, and food for shopping. Recommend : Medical Insurance is employers responsibility from the day of signed employment contract
- For more information and calorie supply details, please visit the TRA website for the list. Read : Procedure to apply for police clearance in Saudi Arabia
- The Saudi Food and Drug Authority, in agreement with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, urged restaurant owners and cafes to put calories on meals and beverages optionally during the past year, and organized workshops during this period in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam and launched a series of awareness campaigns currently available on the website , A guiding guide for restaurant owners and cafes to introduce how to calculate and set calories in restaurants and cafes, and how to reduce calories in meals and beverages.