Egypt: Testing Policy Hinders Frozen Beef Liver Imports

In 2017, Egypt imported approximately 100,000 tons (MT) of frozen beef liver, of which 80 percent came from the United States. The US, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and India are the major suppliers of frozen beef liver to Egypt. Since Egypt’s Ministry of Health (MoH) became the responsible agency for testing beef for drug residues in August 2017, some US beef shipments were rejected, while all were subjected to multiple rounds of testing. Egypt is now rejecting shipments of frozen beef liver that do not comply with the country’s zero-tolerance standard for Ractopamine residues. 

Egypt: Testing Policy Hinders Frozen Beef Liver Imports