EGYPT LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON FRUITS, VEGETABLES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

| September 20, 2018

PRETORIA-- The Egyptian government has lifted the temporary suspension on imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from South Africa which was imposed on May 10, this year, following the outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) says Egypt's decision to lift the suspension followed an announcement earlier this month by South African Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi that the Listeriosis outbreak was over, and that no new cases had been reported in the last three months.

The DAFF would like to emphasise that all exporters of fresh fruit and vegetables must comply with all phytosanitary, food safety and quality requirements for fresh fruit and vegetables destined for Egypt export market, the department said in a statement here Wednesday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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