Saudi Arabia and South Africa Sign Meat Export Health Protocol

Riyadh - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) formalized an agreement with South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, signing a protocol for the health and technical requirements for the export of cattle, sheep, and goat meat products.

According to Saudi Press Agency, this agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Saudi-Arab-African Economic Conference. Representing Saudi Arabia were SFDA CEO Dr. Hisham bin Saad Aljadhey and Vice President Sami Al-Sager, while South Africa's delegation included Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel and other key officials. The protocol focuses on accrediting the South African regulatory body for exports to Saudi Arabia, ensuring compliance with health and technical standards, and guaranteeing the safety and quality of exported meat.