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Commodities

Egypt's PM consulted on wheat policy decision: ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) - An official at Egypt’s agriculture ministry said on Sunday the prime minister had been consulted on the latest decision to return to a zero tolerance policy towards ergot, a common grain fungus, in imported wheat.

“The decision was done in coordination with the prime minister,” Ahmed Abu el-Yazeed, head of the services center at the ministry, said at a press conference.

Abu Zeid added that in the latest period a total of two imported wheat shipments out of 15 had been rejected due to ergot contamination.

Reporting By Maha El Dahan; reporting by Eric Knecht

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