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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Food Safety Authority ends a “mess,” replaces 17 agencies -Sharkawy & Sarhan

The House of Representatives voted to establish a National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) in January. Law firm Sharkawy & Sarhan say the entity will replace and unify 17 existing supervisory agencies overseeing food safety in Egypt. Before the NFSA, Sharkawy & Sarhan say, food safety regulation was “a mess.” The new agency will, once it is up and running, supervise the handling of food, set the rules and conditions for export, license and inspect food handling, and set the regulations and rules for food advertising and the mandatory labeling criteria along with other functions.

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