Saudi Arabian Standards Organization


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Saudi Arabian Standards Organization

An organization that oversees development of standards of quality for products, utilities and facilities in Saudi Arabia. It has the authority to enforce the standards it sets. It was founded in 1972. See also: ISO.
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The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) awarded Mars its coveted quality mark for GALAXY chocolate.
Mayors from 16 governorates, high-ranking officials from the ministries of Municipal Affairs, Agriculture, Health and Commerce, the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO), the Saudi Food and Drug Authority and the PME participated in the conference.
He said Saudi Arabia is a member of the International Standards Organization since 1998 through the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO).
"Currently the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization and the Customs Department are making joint efforts to lay down the required specifications for the electrical appliances to be imported to the Kingdom and will start implementing them from next year," he said.
Commenting on the issue of writing the "date of manufacture" on milk products, the chairman of the National Committee for Fresh Milk Manufacturers at the Council of Saudi Chambers Muhammad Jan said: "The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) issued an order 20 years ago that said a manufacturing company should put the code of manufacturing, and not the date of manufacturing, on the package.
The directive follows the framework of an existing cooperation between the ministry and concerned agencies of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Saudi Arabian Standards Organization and Civil Defense Directorate.
Summary: JEDDAH: The number of institutions using quality marks in the Kingdom grew by 140 percent compared to what was targeted, said Commerce and Industry Minister Abdullah Zainal Alireza, who is chairman of the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO).
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