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Saudi Arabia bans importing Egyptian onion

Thursday 17/January/2019 - 06:21 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmad El-Assasy
Saudi Ministry of Environment، Water and Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on onion imports from Egypt.

Director General of the Department of Animal Risk Assessment، Dr. Sanad Al Harbi explained that the ban came after the results of the analysis by withdrawing the onion samples from Egypt and confirming that the pesticide residues exceeded the maximum limit allowed in the world، as required by the public interest.

For his part، Director-General of the General Department of the quarries Dr. Osama Saleh explained that he made a generalization of the quarries and the application of the collection of precautionary measures to prevent diseases.

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