RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has shut down a Riyadh warehouse facility that was illegally storing cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
The unlicensed warehouse was closed and 10,231 pharmaceuticals and 1,625 medical products seized during an inspection tour, the SFDA said.
The owner of the warehouse will face legal action.
Consumers have been urged to make sure products are registered by the SFDA on Tameni app or on www.sfda.gov.sa before using any cosmetic or pharmaceutical, and to buy products from trusted sources.
The authority said that consumers should follow manufacturers’ instructions to use and store products properly, and avoid using products past their expiry date.
Reports of suspected violations can be made to the SFDA by phoning its 19999 helpline or via the authority’s Tameni app.
Saudi Food and Drug Authority carries out 131,935 inspections