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Precautionary measures taken to ensure imported fruits & vegetables safe: MoAF

29 Apr 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has said that all precautionary measures are taken to ascertain that imported fruits and vegetables are safe for consumption. 

The ministry stated that all imported agricultural consignments are subject to the agricultural quarantine as well as samples are taken from the shipment to be sent to laboratory for examination. 

The ministry issued the clarification after taking note of videos circulating on social media showing irrigation being done in one country with wastewater. The ministry said that these are old videos and shared on various social media channels. 

The ministry also coordinates with the Food Safety and Quality Centre and other competent authorities to follow up on local and imported agricultural products and implement measures to ensure their quality and safety for human consumption. 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries called not to spread rumors, take information from its official source and communicate with the ministry in case of any inquiries.

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