The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Dec. 21 that Saudi Arabia has authorized the import of aquatic products from Taiwan after it introduced new requirements for foreign imports.
During a press interview, FDA division head Liao Hui-lin pointed out that 23 Taiwanese suppliers have been approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) to sell fishery products in the Arab nation. She said the Taiwanese government received the good news in late November and that a complete list of the approved Taiwanese companies can be found on the SFDA website.
Liao explained that Saudi Arabia has tightened its import regulations in recent months to ensure food safety. She said international companies must undergo on-site inspections before their import applications can be approved.