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Egypt accepts French wheat shipment after re-testing for ergot fungus

Egypt has restested a French wheat shipment that was rejected earlier for having high levels of the grain fungus ergot, and found to have acceptable levels, on Satuday. According to Reuters, citing Othman Mohammad Younes, general manager of the Safaga silo the cargo at the Red Sea port of Safaga will be offloaded and distributed …

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Egypt rejects French wheat shipment for excessive levels of ergot fungus

Egypt has rejected a French wheat shipment for because of higher-than-acceptable levels of grain ergot fungus, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing trade sources. According to the Codex Alimentarius, a joint Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization guide, the accepted world standard was set at 0.05% as the maximum acceptable level of ergot in …

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23.6% increase in Egyptian wheat stocks in 2016/2017

Egyptian wheat stocks reached 332,000 tonnes in 2016/2017 compared to 268,700 tonnes in 2015/2016, marking an increase of 23.5%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS)’s annual bulletin on storage statistics for 2016/2017. The CAPMAS report stated that the total number of silos in the public and private sectors reached 18 …

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Egypt’s self-sufficiency of wheat at 49.1% in 2015: CAPMAS

According to a recent report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), on production movement, foreign trade, and availability of agriculture commodities for consumption in 2015, the average consumption per capita of wheat reached 141.1 kg in 2015 versus 133.6 kg in 2014, an increase of 5.6% with a self-sufficiency rate …

Hossam Mounir