Patron in Chief Message

Dear members, colleagues, and partners

As the chairman of the Saudi Society for Food and Nutrition, it is with great honor and responsibility that I address you on the occasion of world food safety day. This day is not just a date on the calendar; it represents a global commitment to ensuring the safety and quality of the food we consume, a mission that is at the heart of our society’s values and objectives.

Food safety is a cornerstone of public health and well-being. It is an essential factor in maintaining the vitality of our communities and the prosperity of our nation. The theme of this year’s world food safety day resonates profoundly with our ongoing efforts to uphold the highest standards of food safety in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Our society, in collaboration with various stakeholders, including government bodies, Industry professionals, and academic experts, has been tirelessly working to advance food safety practices. We strive not only to meet international standards but also to be a leading example in the region. Our focus extends beyond compliance; it is about fostering a culture of safety and awareness in every kitchen, restaurant, and food manufacturing facility across our nation.

On this significant day, let us renew our pledge to safeguard the health of our people through vigilant food safety practices. Let us educate, innovate, and collaborate to ensure that every meal served in our country is a testament to our dedication to food safety.

I commend all the professionals, volunteers, and citizens who contribute daily to this noble cause. Your efforts are the foundation upon which we build a safer and healthier future.

Together, let us continue to raise the standard of food safety in the kingdom and beyond, ensuring a healthier tomorrow for everyone.

With sincere regards,
Dr. Ali abdullah Alshatwi
Saudi society for food and nutrition (SSFN)

Professor of Nutrigenomics & Nutrigenetics
Department Food Science and Nutrition
King Saud University
Riyadh kingdom of Saudi Arabia