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Essam Fayed, Ag minister:
"Egyptian strawberries meet international standards"
Essam Fayed, minister for agriculture and land reclamation, issued a statement on Wednesday pointing to increases in Egypt's strawberry exports, saying that safety and quality procedures meet international standards.The statement follows reports in US media that several people in the state of Virginia has.....
Romanian MEP concerned about pesticides in imported tomatoes
Romanian MEP Daniel Buda has warned that increasingly more imported fruits and vegetables that contain a significant amount of pesticides are appearing in the domestic markets."The tomatoes that are available both in supermarkets and in food markets withstand long periods of time without suffering changes in.....
Egypt investigates claims of hepatitis-A virus in strawberry exports
The Agriculture Ministry is investigating claims from a US media outlet that several cases of hepatitis-A infection in the state of Virginia are linked to strawberries imported from Egypt, ministry spokesman Edi Hawash said on Tuesday.In his statement, Hawash said that the US has not officially informed.....
Pesticide residue in Chinese export peppers
On August 16 2016, the Food Health Inspection Bureau of Taiwan announced online that residue of a few pesticides was too high in fresh chilli peppers exported from mainland China. Concentrations of 0.08 ppm of tolfenpyrad and 0.03 ppm of prochloraz were measured. According to the "approved amount of.....
Cyclospora cases may be linked to fresh produce
An outbreak of ''locally acquired'' Cyclospora infections is being investigated by Canadian public health officials. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), there are currently 51 confirmed cases in four provinces, and one person has been hospitalized.The source of the illnesses has not yet.....
Europe and China join forces against pests
Scientists from the European Union (EU) and China have joined forces in a project to develop new methods of integrated pest management in agriculture. The European and Chinese are working to guarantee a more sustainable control of pests such as whitefly (Besimia tabaci), as reported to Hortoinfo via the.....
AU: Rockmelon cause of spike in salmonella cases?
Consumers in Australia and New Zealand,especially the elderly, children and pregnant women, have been advised to avoid eating rockmelon, as the Australia and New Zealand's food safety authority investigates a spike in salmonella cases associated with the fruit in Australia.The authority said cases of.....