EGYPTIAN STRAWBERRIES BANNED IN SAUDI ARABIA

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, has temporarily banned the import of fresh strawberries, from the Arab Republic of Egypt, due to pesticide residues.

The Director General of General Department of Quarantine, Dr. Osama Al-Saleh, said that, the reason for the ban was based on the results of the analysis of strawberry samples from Egypt, which confirmed the continuation of shipments, with increased amount of residues of pesticides, over the limit allowed globally, according to Food Codex.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK