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15 September 2016: Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO)’ new regulations for food products, packaging materials and animal feed NEW !!

Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO)’s new regulations for food products, packaging materials and animal feed

 

Recently, the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) has issued a list of new technical regulations for food products, packaging materials and animal feed.

 

The Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) is a regional body which consists of six Arab states  of the Persian Gulf (namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) and Yemen.  Among others, its main purpose is to elaborate Gulf Standards/Technical regulations for several areas involving Halal foods and food safety.

 

Considering the raise of food trade among the gulf region, the GSO has elaborated standards for foods in specific categories. In addition, GSO has endeavored to revise the region standards to conform to international standards including Codex and ISO. 

 

In August 2016, GSO has announced the issuance of a list of new technical regulations concerning food products, packaging materials and animal feed.  The new regulations significantly concentrate on specific food products.  The recent revision will facilitate food manufacturers and exporters to access food legislations that are available on http://www.gso.org.sa/ standards/ public/ standardslist.seam.

 

The list of new standards for specific food products are as shown below.

 

 

The list of new standards

Flavour Infused Olive Oil

Animal Feed - Corn

Electrolyte Drinks))Sports Drinks

Pre-packaged whole organic dates

Cereal Flakes

Fermented milk products heat treated after fermentation (long life)

Certain Canned Vegetables

Standard for Cocoa (Cacao syrup) Mass (Cocoa/Chocolate) and Cocoa Cake

Pummelos

General requirements for the transportation of food (Non-chilled and frozen)

Code of good irradiation practice of insect disinfestations of cereal grains

Canned sausage

MILK PRODUCTS WITH PROBIOTICS

Food packages made of aluminium foil

Concentrates for carbonated beverages

Pre-packaged mixed improvers of Arabic coffee

Wheat protein products including wheat gluten

Grinded thyme mix

Natural Pomegranate Syrup (Debs)

 

Source

http://www.halalrc.org/images/Research%20Material/Report/Standarized%20Organization.pdf



Date : 15-September-2016