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Sudan looks to block food imports from Egypt

Sudan farmerThe Minister of Industry demanded a stop to the import of food products from Egypt as he claims that contaminated food has entered Sudan and put the health of citizens at risk.

Mohamed Yusuf announced in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Trade that he has received complaints and information that contaminated vegetables and fruit, of which import from Egypt was stopped, have entered Sudan in forms of processed food "including jams, sauces and ketchup".

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He attributed his claim to preserve the overall health of the Sudanese people "from corrupt goods made of contaminated production inputs" that might cause disease.

"In order to preserve the health of our citizens and protect national commodities, I hope these products will be added to the list of banned goods from Egypt."

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