House approves Organic Farming Act
LEGISLATION WATCH- House approves Organic Farming Act: The House of Representatives approved a government bill on Organic Farming, which would impose stricter control over organic produce, according to Al Shorouk. A final approval will be granted in a later session. The Egyptian Food Safety Authority and the Organic Farming Administration will be the main bodies supervising all matters related to organic products and would introduce a logo to be used on all organic products and set new controls over the import and export of organic produce.
What comes next: All entities addressed by the law have six months to adjust their status and comply with the act and its executive regulations that will be issued in three months from the date of its passage. Violators will be fined EGP 5k-500k.