April 13, 2019 / 12:23 PM / 6 days ago

Egypt accepts French wheat cargo after re-testing it

CAIRO (Reuters) - A French wheat cargo previously rejected by Egypt due to high levels of the grain fungus ergot has been re-tested and found to have acceptable levels, an Egyptian official said on Saturday.

The cargo at the Red Sea port of Safaga will be offloaded and distributed to mills after the test showed a 0.01 ergot level, Othman Mohammad Younes, general manager of the Safaga silo, said.

Egypt’s ministry of agriculture was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Momen Atallah, writing by Lena Masri. Editing by Jane Merriman

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