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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Cabinet denies Egyptian strawberries are the cause of Hep A scare in the U.S.

The Agriculture Ministry and the cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center have denied reports that claim that Egyptian strawberries exported to the U.S. have caused several hepatitis A cases in Virginia, AMAY reported on Wednesday. They added that the Agriculture Ministry had not received any formal complaints from the U.S government regarding the matter and had conducted studies on samples from shipments to the U.S. where they found that they adhered to international health standards. The Tropical Smoothie Cafe chain had issued a statement this week claiming that “they pulled all strawberries sourced from Egypt from every cafe in our system, not only the Virginia cafes,” following the claims.

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