Stiffer product reporting requirements for Egyptian fruit exporters

The Egyptian government has ordered all strawberry and pepper exporters to register their farms and print all sourcing and export data on their packaging to enable traceability in case problems arise with shipments. The decision follows a ban on the import of Egyptian oranges, peppers and strawberries by the Kingdom…

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Saudi Arabia bans Egyptian strawberry imports

Saudi Arabia is no longer importing strawberries from Egypt citing above-normal concentrations of farm pesticide residues that pose potential public health hazards. In a notice sent to all strawberry exporters on 4 February, the Egyptian General Organisation for Import and Export Control said the ban took effect on 18 January.…

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Mauritius to import vegetables from SA, Egypt and India

The government of Mauritius says it will immediately start importing vegetables from South Africa, Egypt and India following heavy rains that destroyed large areas of farmland since the beginning of this month. In a statement, Agro Industry and Food Security Minister Mahen Kumar Seeruttun said the latest assessment highlighted a…

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Pesticide contamination threatens Egyptian fruit exports to Europe and Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has tightened inspection procedures for export fruit following threats by the European Union (EU) and Saudi Arabia to curtail Egyptian imports due to high pesticide contamination. In a statement issued on 30 December, the ministry said the move was meant to increase…

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