Egypt is the world's biggest wheat importer © 123RF
Egypt is the world's biggest wheat importer © 123RF

Egypt quarantines wheat shipments

19 September 2017

Two wheat cargoes have been rejected by Egypt’s agricultural quarantine service because they contain poppy seeds.

The cargoes, from France and Romania, now await a decision by the public prosecutor, despite a finding that the poppy seed variety is not dangerous. The shipments are docked at Port Safaga on the Red Sea coast.

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