According to statistics released by Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), its laboratories examined more than 9,864 laboratory analyses on 3,929 samples in August of this year.
The authority also stated that 3,498 food samples were received for laboratory testing, with 8,148 laboratory analyses completed.
These samples included bottled drinking water, meat, poultry, fruits and vegetables, baby food, honey, and bird food.
431 samples of pharmaceutical and cosmetic items, including tablets, capsules, syrups, sprays, cosmetics, vitamins, vaccinations, and nutritional supplements, were received in this context, and 1716 laboratory analyses were performed on them.
771 samples of medical devices and supplies were taken, and 974 laboratory analyzes were conducted, including syringes, medical gloves, contact lenses, eyeglass lenses, and sunglasses.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the authority uses all of its laboratories to assure the safety of the items under its supervision and that they are free of dangerous ingredients to the consumer’s health and safety by evaluating samples in its laboratories (SPA).