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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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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Task team to drive goat exports to Saudi Arabia

The Zambian livestock ministry has constituted a task team to drive the export of goat and sheep to Saudi Arabia. Livestock minister Michael Katambo says the team must come up with a roadmap to profitably exploit the opportunity. “The task force will look into modalities such as raising the population…

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