Egypt: Update – New Egyptian Halal Procedures May Disrupt Markets, Drive Up Prices

Following a recent audit by Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture officials, requirements for US beef exports to Egypt have changed. Egypt will now accept shipments from any U.S. beef facility under inspection by USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). Egypt has delisted all U.S. halal certifiers, with the exception of a single new organization. U.S. beef producers and exporters interested in exporting to Egypt should work closely with Egyptian importers to verify import requirements. The information contained in this report is preliminary, pending further updates from the Government of Egypt. 

Egypt: Update – New Egyptian Halal Procedures May Disrupt Markets, Drive Up Prices