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SFDA: Instant Soup Contains Large Amounts of Salt


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) pointed out that soup, which is a high source of proteins, vitamins, and dietary fiber, is one of the important foods served throughout Ramadan.

The SFDA recommended making soup at home with natural ingredients such oats, lentils, groats, fresh vegetables, and meat and seasoning it with thyme, turmeric, ginger, garlic, and lemon rather than using artificial powders.

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SFDA Recommends Using Healthier Alternatives to Salt to Enhance Flavor



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SFDA: Consuming Large Amounts of Caffeine After Iftar Has Negative Effects


To avoid symptoms linked to excessive caffeine consumption, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) encouraged consumers to moderate their coffee consumption after Iftar.
The SFDA stated that excessive coffee consumption during Iftar is likely to be harmful to the health of the fasting person. For a healthy adult, the recommended daily caffeine intake is no more than 400 mg, or about 15 cups of Saudi coffee with a capacity of 50 ml, while pregnant women are advised to consume no more than 300 mg daily.

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SFDA: The Best Method for Preserving Dates is Freezing


Before eating dates, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) advised washing them thoroughly with running water to remove any pesticide and chemical residues. Additionally, it warned against washing multiple times with wastewater.

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SFDA Launches Smart Shopping Campaign


The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is launching today in Jeddah the "Smart Shopper" campaign.

The campaign aims to increase the level of awareness among community members and children, especially about healthy food and its safety, introducing the correct methods of choosing products, educating them about safe shopping, in addition to clarifying some nutritional claims.

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SFDA: Eating nuts is good for health, storing them in bad conditions lead to growth of fungus


Nuts contain a number of beneficial nutrients, and eating certain amounts of them as part of a healthy diet is good for human health, but sometimes eating them may be a source of food pollutants.

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority recommends buying nuts from reliable places, and avoid buying them from street vendors because of the possibility of poor storage conditions that contribute to the growth of fungi such as mycotoxins (aflatoxin).

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SFDA: Aluminum Foil is intended for food packing and preservation, not to be exposed to flame


While the number of people wishing to go out and eat or cook outside home is increasing, some people practice wrong behaviors that may affect food safety. A number of important guidelines are being recommended to be followed to protect against food contamination and risks of diseases caused by contamination.

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SFDA CEO Holds Virtual Meeting with President of German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment


His Excellence the CEO of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) Dr. Hisham bin Saad Aljadhey, met virtually Wednesday with the President of German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Professor Dr. Andreas Hensel.

During the meeting, they reviewed the goals and tasks of SFDA, as well as those of BfR.

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