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“SFDA” Warns Against “Alwasma Om Alhelwat Herb”


The Saudi Food & Drug Authority (SFDA) issued a warning against hair care product as it contains high bacteria and fungi levels and it is not listed on the Electronic system of cosmetic product listing (eCosma).

The SFDA has explained that it examined samples of hair care products, from the local markets to ensure its safety.

Examination results revealed that the mentioned product contained high levels of bacteria and fungi, which exceeded the acceptable limits according to the safety requirements of cosmetics and personal care products regulations NO. SFDA.CO/GSO 1943:2016.


It advised consumers not to use the product and dispose any sample they may have, emphasizing the importance of purchasing products from reliable sources.

The Authority indicated that bacteria are present in cosmetic products for several reasons, including failure to follow standards during the product manufacturing and packaging stages, or because the product is stored in inappropriate conditions and environment.

The contamination of cosmetic products with bacteria is not permissible unless it is from the type of harmless bacteria and in a percentage not exceeding the acceptable limit, as exposure to high levels of bacteria can cause serious health risks to the consumer.

The SFDA pointed out that it was taking the necessary actions in cooperation with specialized authorities in order to follow up the product recall from the markets, and taking the regulatory action against non-compliances.

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