Importing guava, whether fresh, frozen or manufactured, from Egypt, has now been banned by The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) due to an increase of pesticide residue.
The Saudi Press Agency just reported that the residues have reached levels higher than the global limit.
The ban is temporary
The temporary ban, that has gone into effect on January 18, will remain until governmental control agencies in Egypt report that all guava products being exported from them are free from pesticide residues and comply with the allowed limit.
It just went to effect this weekend
*** #Saudi authorities have temporarily banned the import of the fresh guava fruit from Egypt after it was reported to have been contaminated with high rates of pesticide residues, the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture announced today.
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— Kivumbi Najibu (@KivumbiNajibu) December 28, 2017