Russia bans vegetable imports from Egypt over contamination fears

Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare has barred all imports  of various types of vegetables and fruits from producers of several countries including Egypt over fear of contaminations,  Arab Finance reports.

The move, according to the federal service, is meant to prevent large-scale infectious diseases among the population.

The ban targets a number of producers of oranges, tangerines, grapes, peppers, lemons, and pomegranates in Turkey, the Egyptian media notes.

Producers from China and Iran have been also placed on the blacklist.

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