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I congratulate you, Abdul Rahman Al Sultan, and welcome to this podcast where we will talk about food, medicine and everything supervised by the General Authority for Food and Food. Today, no imported or manufactured food products are found in the Kingdom, dealing with medicine or using a medical device. Who guarantees you the safety and security of these products. Simply the SFDA does all this and more. To learn more about the SFDA, we will host the Chief Executive Officer of the SFDA, Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al Jedaie.

My first question, Mr. President, why was the Commission established?

The Commission was established over 15 years ago when the State considered that it should combine in one hand the procedural, executive and supervisory functions to ensure the safety of food and medicine for humans and animals, as well as medical devices, products and cosmetics. All in one hand follow the safety of these products. The General Authority for Food was established in 1424H, an independent body with legal personality.

What is the mission vision and mission?

Our vision in the Authority is to be a global leader based on scientific foundations for the promotion and protection of public health.

Protect the society through legislation and an effective regulatory system to ensure the safety of food, medicine, medical devices, beauty products, pesticides and feed.

This is in terms of vision and mission .. We have entered more goals.

The primary purpose of the body is to regulate, control and supervise food, medicine and medical devices and to develop its mandatory standards, the truth objectives of the body are concentrated on aspects

Safety and efficacy of medicine. As well as food safety. And the safety of medical devices, with the accuracy and safety of medical and diagnostic devices.

Conduct research and scientific studies.

Supervise and supervise licensing procedures for food and pharmaceutical plants.

Exchange and disseminate information with scientific bodies, whether local or international, and prepare a database on food and medicine.

It seems to be an excellent talk. How do you organize your supervisory and supervisory work?

Of course, the Authority has several sectors to organize the work: We have a pharmaceutical sector, a food sector, a medical equipment sector, as well as an operational sector for operations, a research sector, as well as laboratories.

May we know what are the tasks of the main sectors of the Commission?

Of course, for example, the food sector develops and evaluates food risks. And then work on the development and participation in the technical specifications and regulations of local, regional and global. And also helps and works to apply these specifications on the ground whether in terms of imported food and its proportion exceeds 85%, or local food and inspection in food factories, bottled water plants, and central warehouses.

For the drug, the Authority establishes legislation for the registration of medicines, conducts scientific review of drugs before registration, and reviews and follow-up studies. Then there is registration and factory licensing. And follow-up marketing of drugs, and any side effects occur to the drug is reported to the body. And verified by the Commission. And take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and use of the drug.

As well as in the medical devices, the Authority licensing factories and registration of products, allowing them to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As well as doing post-marketing, reporting errors, irregularities or errors that you get for medical devices.

It does work to prevent and verify the safety of medical devices.

Also in laboratories, FDA and its reference laboratories analyze food both from outside the Kingdom and from the Kingdom. They are analyzed and in light of the results appropriate decisions are made. The Research Center conducts multiple surveys at the level of the Kingdom, defines the behavioral pattern and supports the regulatory decision.

Sectors such as our awareness and information: A very large effort to raise awareness of the community members, awareness programs and education of the safety of food, medicine and medical devices.

As well as the many other sectors that support the work of the main body.

We have met with you, Excellencies, on the objectives and activities of the Authority's sectors during the current period and their great efforts.

Of course, the Board of Directors approved the third strategic plan, which extends from 2018 to 2022, and this is an ambitious plan in line with the vision of the Kingdom 2030, which defines the vision and strategic priorities of the Authority to meet the challenges it faces as a regulator of the food, medicine and medical devices.

We have five key axes in the next strategic plan, including access to safe and effective products through appropriate legislation, decision making based on risk methodology and reliance on scientific evidence, effective partnerships with the public and private sectors and international partners to achieve the mission, High performance and positive culture by enabling the organization to be more creative, effective and performance by promoting digital transformation and fostering a culture of cooperation.

Thank you Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al Jaidi, Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Thank you, dear listeners, for listening to this episode. I will meet you in the next few sessions, which will be on topics supervised by the SFDA. Thank you

 

I congratulate you, Abdul Rahman Al Sultan, and welcome to this podcast where we will talk about food, medicine and everything supervised by the General Authority for Food and Food. Today, no imported or manufactured food products are found in the Kingdom, dealing with medicine or using a medical device. Who guarantees you the safety and security of these products. Simply the SFDA does all this and more. To learn more about the SFDA, we will host the Chief Executive Officer of the SFDA, Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al Jedaie.

My first question, Mr. President, why was the Commission established?

The Commission was established over 15 years ago when the State considered that it should combine in one hand the procedural, executive and supervisory functions to ensure the safety of food and medicine for humans and animals, as well as medical devices, products and cosmetics. All in one hand follow the safety of these products. The General Authority for Food was established in 1424H, an independent body with legal personality.

What is the mission vision and mission?

Our vision in the Authority is to be a global leader based on scientific foundations for the promotion and protection of public health.

Protect the society through legislation and an effective regulatory system to ensure the safety of food, medicine, medical devices, beauty products, pesticides and feed.

This is in terms of vision and mission .. We have entered more goals.

The primary purpose of the body is to regulate, control and supervise food, medicine and medical devices and to develop its mandatory standards, the truth objectives of the body are concentrated on aspects

Safety and efficacy of medicine. As well as food safety. And the safety of medical devices, with the accuracy and safety of medical and diagnostic devices.

Conduct research and scientific studies.

Supervise and supervise licensing procedures for food and pharmaceutical plants.

Exchange and disseminate information with scientific bodies, whether local or international, and prepare a database on food and medicine.

It seems to be an excellent talk. How do you organize your supervisory and supervisory work?

Of course, the Authority has several sectors to organize the work: We have a pharmaceutical sector, a food sector, a medical equipment sector, as well as an operational sector for operations, a research sector, as well as laboratories.

May we know what are the tasks of the main sectors of the Commission?

Of course, for example, the food sector develops and evaluates food risks. And then work on the development and participation in the technical specifications and regulations of local, regional and global. And also helps and works to apply these specifications on the ground whether in terms of imported food and its proportion exceeds 85%, or local food and inspection in food factories, bottled water plants, and central warehouses.

For the drug, the Authority establishes legislation for the registration of medicines, conducts scientific review of drugs before registration, and reviews and follow-up studies. Then there is registration and factory licensing. And follow-up marketing of drugs, and any side effects occur to the drug is reported to the body. And verified by the Commission. And take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and use of the drug.

As well as in the medical devices, the Authority licensing factories and registration of products, allowing them to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As well as doing post-marketing, reporting errors, irregularities or errors that you get for medical devices.

It does work to prevent and verify the safety of medical devices.

Also in laboratories, FDA and its reference laboratories analyze food both from outside the Kingdom and from the Kingdom. They are analyzed and in light of the results appropriate decisions are made. The Research Center conducts multiple surveys at the level of the Kingdom, defines the behavioral pattern and supports the regulatory decision.

Sectors such as our awareness and information: A very large effort to raise awareness of the community members, awareness programs and education of the safety of food, medicine and medical devices.

As well as the many other sectors that support the work of the main body.

We have met with you, Excellencies, on the objectives and activities of the Authority's sectors during the current period and their great efforts.

Of course, the Board of Directors approved the third strategic plan, which extends from 2018 to 2022, and this is an ambitious plan in line with the vision of the Kingdom 2030, which defines the vision and strategic priorities of the Authority to meet the challenges it faces as a regulator of the food, medicine and medical devices.

We have five key axes in the next strategic plan, including access to safe and effective products through appropriate legislation, decision making based on risk methodology and reliance on scientific evidence, effective partnerships with the public and private sectors and international partners to achieve the mission, High performance and positive culture by enabling the organization to be more creative, effective and performance by promoting digital transformation and fostering a culture of cooperation.

Thank you Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al Jaidi, Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Thank you, dear listeners, for listening to this episode. I will meet you in the next few sessions, which will be on topics supervised by the SFDA. Thank you

 

 

I congratulate you, Abdul Rahman Al Sultan, and welcome to this podcast where we will talk about food, medicine and everything supervised by the General Authority for Food and Food. Today, no imported or manufactured food products are found in the Kingdom, dealing with medicine or using a medical device. Who guarantees you the safety and security of these products. Simply the SFDA does all this and more. To learn more about the SFDA, we will host the Chief Executive Officer of the SFDA, Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al Jedaie.

My first question, Mr. President, why was the Commission established?

The Commission was established over 15 years ago when the State considered that it should combine in one hand the procedural, executive and supervisory functions to ensure the safety of food and medicine for humans and animals, as well as medical devices, products and cosmetics. All in one hand follow the safety of these products. The General Authority for Food was established in 1424H, an independent body with legal personality.

What is the mission vision and mission?

Our vision in the Authority is to be a global leader based on scientific foundations for the promotion and protection of public health.

Protect the society through legislation and an effective regulatory system to ensure the safety of food, medicine, medical devices, beauty products, pesticides and feed.

This is in terms of vision and mission .. We have entered more goals.

The primary purpose of the body is to regulate, control and supervise food, medicine and medical devices and to develop its mandatory standards, the truth objectives of the body are concentrated on aspects

Safety and efficacy of medicine. As well as food safety. And the safety of medical devices, with the accuracy and safety of medical and diagnostic devices.

Conduct research and scientific studies.

Supervise and supervise licensing procedures for food and pharmaceutical plants.

Exchange and disseminate information with scientific bodies, whether local or international, and prepare a database on food and medicine.

It seems to be an excellent talk. How do you organize your supervisory and supervisory work?

Of course, the Authority has several sectors to organize the work: We have a pharmaceutical sector, a food sector, a medical equipment sector, as well as an operational sector for operations, a research sector, as well as laboratories.

May we know what are the tasks of the main sectors of the Commission?

Of course, for example, the food sector develops and evaluates food risks. And then work on the development and participation in the technical specifications and regulations of local, regional and global. And also helps and works to apply these specifications on the ground whether in terms of imported food and its proportion exceeds 85%, or local food and inspection in food factories, bottled water plants, and central warehouses.

For the drug, the Authority establishes legislation for the registration of medicines, conducts scientific review of drugs before registration, and reviews and follow-up studies. Then there is registration and factory licensing. And follow-up marketing of drugs, and any side effects occur to the drug is reported to the body. And verified by the Commission. And take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and use of the drug.

As well as in the medical devices, the Authority licensing factories and registration of products, allowing them to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As well as doing post-marketing, reporting errors, irregularities or errors that you get for medical devices.

It does work to prevent and verify the safety of medical devices.

Also in laboratories, FDA and its reference laboratories analyze food both from outside the Kingdom and from the Kingdom. They are analyzed and in light of the results appropriate decisions are made. The Research Center conducts multiple surveys at the level of the Kingdom, defines the behavioral pattern and supports the regulatory decision.

Sectors such as our awareness and information: A very large effort to raise awareness of the community members, awareness programs and education of the safety of food, medicine and medical devices.

As well as the many other sectors that support the work of the main body.

We have met with you, Excellencies, on the objectives and activities of the Authority's sectors during the current period and their great efforts.

Of course, the Board of Directors approved the third strategic plan, which extends from 2018 to 2022, and this is an ambitious plan in line with the vision of the Kingdom 2030, which defines the vision and strategic priorities of the Authority to meet the challenges it faces as a regulator of the food, medicine and medical devices.

We have five key axes in the next strategic plan, including access to safe and effective products through appropriate legislation, decision making based on risk methodology and reliance on scientific evidence, effective partnerships with the public and private sectors and international partners to achieve the mission, High performance and positive culture by enabling the organization to be more creative, effective and performance by promoting digital transformation and fostering a culture of cooperation.

Thank you Dr. Hisham Bin Saad Al Jaidi, Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Thank you, dear listeners, for listening to this episode. I will meet you in the next few sessions, which will be on topics supervised by the SFDA. Thank you

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