SFDA Ban on Mouth Wash and related products containing alcohol

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) issued circular No. 3597 dated 12/2/1432 (16 January 2011) banning all mouth wash and related products which contain alcohol used for rinsing, cleaning or sterilizing of the mouth and teeth.

3rd February 2011


The decision to ban these types of products has been taken due to the existence of permissible and available alcohol free alternatives.

Any exporter who currently holds a licence/registration for such products should contact their local Intertek office to discuss how this will affect them. For further details click here.

A copy of the circular in Arabic can be found at www.export2saudi.com/newsroom.