By Ibrahim Mohamed
The Information Centre of the National Food Safety Authority issued its 41st weekly reports for the period from November 11-17, which include many different activities.
The General Administration of Factories Control carried out a supervisory 97 on food factories in all governorates of the Republic during the second week of November.
13 food facilities were registered with the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) and six factories were listed on the white list.
Sweet potatoes continue to top the list of exported Egyptian vegetables by 8,000 tons, followed by beans with a total of 6,000 tons, and lemons topped the list of exported fruits last week with a total of 6,000 tons, followed by strawberries and pomegranates with a total of 5,000 tons each.
Spain, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, and Libya represented the largest recipients of Egyptian exports over the past week out of a total of 144 importing countries.
Last week, Russia also represented the largest exporters to Egypt, followed by Romania, Ukraine, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom.
With regard to laboratory management, they prepared technical reports for the 1990 issue of a sample of imported food shipments, 643 samples of food prepared for export and 450 samples of local food, in addition to 137 samples of special food products.
Mobile Food Units Management carried out 13 checks on food units in the governorates of Cairo, Gharbia, Dakahlia and Qalyubia.
It registered four food units with NFSA over the past week.
The inspection campaigns carried out on markets in various governorates came as a part of the efforts of the branches of NFSA to tighten the control over food establishments in implementation of the directives of Dr. Tarek el-Hobi, chairman of the National Food Safety Authority, to ensure the safety of food products and to preserve the health of consumers in different governorates.
The Food Safety Branch in Gharbia, Menoufia, Damietta and Dakahlia Governorates conducted 55, 33, 6, and 7 inspection campaigns, respectively, to ensure the implementation of food safety requirements.