SASO tightens control over asbestos presence in Food Contact Materials (FCM)

  • 9/13/2021

SASO updated its Food Contact Material (FCM) technical requirement to include reporting on the presence of asbestos in Food Contact Material.

SASO has updated its Food Contact Material (FCM) technical regulation for tools and devices used in the kitchen.

The notification states that FCMs made from certain types of material including but not limited to ceramic, metal and earthenware like clay must be tested for asbestos, or the manufacturer must state that the FCM is asbestos-free.

The update is in accordance with the Saudi Arabian Cabinet’s resolution to prohibit the importation of goods and materials containing asbestos elements.

For more information regarding this update or to find out how this affects FCM certifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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