Qdot Blog

New SABER Regulations: Factory Audits Required for Many Product Types

SABER Update:

Throughout 2019 SASO (Saudi Arabian Standards Organization) has been gradually implementing products onto the SABER system.

As products are added onto the new system, they bring with them a newly written Technical Regulation (TR). Although many of the TRs have the previous regulations as a basis, they also have new requirements which many companies are being caught out by.

For many product types such as Textiles for Children, Detergents, and Batteries it is now a requirement that a Factory audit is in place in order for clearance to be arranged.

SASO has confirmed that ISO 9001 is not sufficient and that a SASO-specific audit needs to be conducted encompassing subjects such as incoming material inspection, product test plans, processes, and resource management.

 

Unsure if your products are affected? Not sure what the next steps are?

For a free-of-charge consultation from industry experts, please contact our team today!