Today, a delegation from several bodies from the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the Food and Drug Authority stopped at the Gelatin Factory and Medical Capsules, which is affiliated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia project to benefit from sacrifices and sacrifices. Soaking, leather treatment and extraction, then the filtration stage, fumigation, sterilization, drying and packaging stage.Assistant Undersecretary of the Industrial Empowerment Agency, Mazen bin Muhammad Al-Hammad, confirmed to Al-Watan that the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources attaches importance to this project, as it is a great supporter of two industrial sectors, namely the pharmaceutical and food sectors, as the project provides 400,000 tons out of 600,000 tons of the Kingdom’s need of halal gelatin. As a main material for the food industries, in addition to providing 2 billion drug capsule covers that feed the needs of national factories, the Ministry and its system seek to enable this factory to be the first source of halal gelatin for all Islamic countries.
For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Supervisor of the Kingdom Project for the Benefit of the Sacrifice, Dr. Farid Felimban, explained that the project is working on improving the utilization of slaughter waste by encouraging investment in the halal organic materials industry to keep pace with the Kingdom’s vision 2030, and to enhance the status of the Holy Capital, in addition to Improving the environment of the holy sites.
He added, “The administration succeeded through many experiments in reducing the soaking period from 40 days, which is customary according to this industry with cow and sheep skins,” pointing to the importance of localizing a unique local industry in accordance with the Kingdom’s vision 2030. The capsule factory contains the latest global technology for equipment, It is the first factory in the Kingdom and the only one in the Gulf region, and it is the only factory in the region that uses automated sorting with the highest international technology.
For his part, the Director General of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture branch in the Makkah region, Eng. Saeed bin Jarallah Al-Ghamdi, told Al-Watan that the project received funding from the Agricultural Development Fund, and it comes in line with the national strategy for agriculture, which contributes to achieving food security and the sustainability of natural resources. And he showed the importance of cooperation between the Department of Public Benefit Markets and Slaughterhouses in the Ministry’s Branch in Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region and the company.
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