Saudi Riyadh
An aerial view shows Kingdom tower and the King Fahad road on the first day of Eid Al Fitr in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on May 24, 2020. AFP Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority has pulled from the shelves Henna Al Madina, a cosmetic product from henna, saying it contained a high percentage of bacteria, and was not included in the electronic cosmetic product listing system.

The authority said that it examined samples of henna products traded in the local markets, and the results showed that the product contained a high percentage of bacteria, which exceeded the maximum in cosmetics and personal care products.

It noted that bacteria are present in cosmetic products for several reasons, including not following of good manufacturing or packaging requirements.

The authority stressed the importance of adhering to the laws and regulations aimed at preserving the safety of citizens and expatriates.

The authority regulates, monitors and supervises food, medicine and medical and diagnostic devices and sets mandatory standard specifications for them, whether they are imported or locally manufactured.

It takes the necessary measures, in coordination with the competent authorities, to follow up on the recall of products from the market, and to take legal measures against violators.