The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt. On June 2, 2021, the National Food Safety Authority Board of Directors approved mandatory technical regulations on the permissible residue levels of pesticides for food of plant and animal origin.
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Algeria: Grain and Feed Update

Due to insufficient rain, Algerian grain production in 2021/22 declined by 38 percent. As a result, grain imports are predicted to increase. While Algeria relies primarily on European wheat, German wheat is making gains at the expense of French wheat.
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United Arab Emirates: Poultry and Products Annual

UAE chicken meat consumption is projected to rise in 2022 due to a robust economic recovery.
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Tunisia: Exporter Guide

Approximately 90 percent of U.S. agricultural exports to Tunisia are bulk grains and oilseeds.
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Saudi Arabia: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

As a result of millions of religious pilgrims, foreign workers, and a developing tourism industry Saudi Arabia has a large and resilient HRI sector.
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Egypt: Livestock and Products Annual

Egypt maintains herd size with slight increases at 10 million head. Egypt continues to put polices in place to increase the animal production, however, the government hasn’t met their target yet, mostly due to instable input costs.
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Morocco: Grain and Feed Update

The Government of Morocco has released its final wheat and barley production numbers for the 2021 crop, including 5.06 MMT of common wheat, 2.48 MMT of durum wheat, and 2.78 MMT of barley.
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United Arab Emirates: Retail Foods

The United States is one of the top three leading suppliers of imported consumer oriented agricultural products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a total of $737 million in 2020, a 29.8 percent decrease from 2019 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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Israel: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Israeli Hotel Restaurant Institutional (HRI) sector was generally stable. The impact of the COVID-19 on the Israel HRI sector has been nothing short of devastating.
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Saudi Arabia: Poultry and Products Annual

In 2020, Post estimates poultry production in Saudi Arabia was 900,000 metric tons (MT) with that total jumping to 910,000 MT in 2021 based on official data released by the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) as well as discussions with major poultry producers.
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Israel: Israel Reviews its Use of Approved Agrochemicals

Israel plans to conduct a review of the use of 34 chemicals, which are components of approximately 180 agrochemicals that local farmers currently use.
On July 15, 2021, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI) signed Decree No. 322/2021. The decree renewed an earlier decision that extended the shelf-life validity period for imported frozen fish from six to nine months and of frozen beef liver from seven to ten months.