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Eye of Riyadh
Eye of Riyadh
Business & Money | Sunday 19 May, 2019 1:11 pm |

SADAFCO Receives Prestigious ‘Saudi Dates Mark’ Certification

In yet another recognition of the high quality standards maintained across its manufacturing facilities and products,Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO)has received the iconic ‘Saudi Dates Mark’ certification from the National Center for Palm & Dates (NCPD).


The certificate was received by Saud Al Badr, PR Manager of SADAFCO, at an event held at NCPD in Riyadh, in attendance of Eng. Ahmed Saleh Al-Eyada, Deputy Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Mohammad Al-Nuwairan, Executive Director of NCPD and Mishal Al Harbi, Vice President of NCPD.


Applauding the efforts of the entire team, Wout Matthijs, CEO of SADAFCO, said, “As a leading foodstuff and dairy company, we recognise the importance of both local and international food & beverage standards. This certification is a milestone achievement for the entire team. Our unwavering commitment to implement best manufacturing practices has been instrumental in securing this recognition, a testament to the safety and quality of our popular products.”  


“We worked hard to meet the standards required to obtain the ‘Saudi Dates Mark’, said Wael Sibghah, Category Manager of SADAFCO. “This mark recognises commitment to provide consumers with healthy and nutritious products, such as Saudia’s high-quality date milk, which is made with real Suckary dates of premium grade. The delicious product is available in 200 ml and 1 L packs, and is rich in energy, vitamins & minerals.”


Saudia Date Milk is the Kingdom’s only ready-to-drink milk blended with real Suckary dates, which is a staple food in Saudi Arabia. The beverage ensures that you re-energise your body and mind while also assisting to ease digestion. 

“For more than forty years, SADAFCO has continued innovating with products and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and manufacture products of consistent quality, “added Wout. “We have always stretched our capabilities to provide consumers with unique experiences through healthy and tasty consumption moments that give them a sense of belonging to their roots.” 


The National Center for Palm and Dates (NCPD) was launched in 2010 with the aim of establishing an advanced center to contribute to the development of palm and dates in the Kingdom. The ‘Saudi Date Mark’ certification is applicable to all organisations, regardless of size, who want to implement a sound system that constantly provide safe production of dates. 

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