Saudi: Over 40 million illegal cosmetic products seized by authorities

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Saudi drug enforcement officers seized more than 40 million packages of illegal cosmetic products during inspection visits carried out throughout the Kingdom in the first half of this year, figures have revealed.

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) conducted 7,284 checks on cosmetic facilities over the six-month period that uncovered 1,105 breaches of rules and regulations surrounding the items.

SFDA inspectors closed 95 facilities, identified another 83 that had been operating without a permit, shut down three production lines, and withdrew 1,600 samples, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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