Egypt lifts ban on fruit, veg export from SA

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The government of Egypt has lifted a temporary suspension of fresh fruit and vegetables exported from South Africa into Egypt.

The temporary suspension was imposed on 10 May 2018, due to an outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa.

According to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Egypt’s decision to lift the suspension followed an announcement by South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, that the Listeriosis outbreak was over, and that no new cases had been reported in the last three months.

“The DAFF would like to emphasise that all exporters of fresh fruit and vegetables must comply with all phytosanitary, food safety and quality requirements for fresh fruit and vegetables destined for Egypt export market,” the department said.

For further information the DAFF Directorate: Food Import and Export Standards, Director Salamina Maelane can be contacted on 012 319 6199 or e-mail: –