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Old Apr 25th 2017, 5:44 am
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UAE to ban imports of some vegetables and fruits | Zawya UAE Edition

Certain fruits and vegetables exceeding pesticide maximum residue limits will be banned from importation into the UAE by May 15 to protect human health, officials said on Monday.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) issued an advisory noting that it has “banned imports of certain vegetables and fruits from select countries with effect from May 15, 2017 as those products have been found to contain pesticide residues in excess of permissible limits. The countries that will be impacted by the ban include Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.”

Unacceptable levels of pesticides in food imports were last reported in the UAE from India in May 2016 prompting similar concerns of safety,
On Monday, the ministry did not reveal the degree to which some fruits and vegetables exceeded proper maximum tolerance levels of persticides.
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would be nice if they stopped supermarkets from selling rotten fruit and veg!
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would be nice if they stopped supermarkets from selling rotten fruit and veg!
very true. I'm less bothered about the chemicals as I always wash my plums.
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very true. I'm less bothered about the chemicals as I always wash my plums.
Please tell me you didn't set up the entire thread just for that...
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Please tell me you didn't set up the entire thread just for that...
In fairness, it was started in good faith, but as soon as I submitted it the plum joke came to me, so I've been waiting for the first reply.
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very true. I'm less bothered about the chemicals as I always wash my plums.
I never wash my plums but give the cucumber a good scrub.
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I never wash my plums but give the cucumber a good scrub.
Please, let's not hear about your star anise.
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Please, let's not hear about your star anise.
A well prepared star anise is essential if you want to enjoy melons.
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Please, let's not hear about your star anise.
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A well prepared star anise is essential if you want to enjoy melons.
Last time I messed around with melons was heartbreaking, she asked me to run away and marry her. I said no, I cantaloupe.
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Ha ha....
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Last time I messed around with melons was heartbreaking, she asked me to run away and marry her. I said no, I cantaloupe.
Oh peas, that story sounds like a lychee to me.
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Oh peas, that story sounds like a lychee to me.
Never, I've always said you have to beetroot to yourself. You can't cherry pick the truth.
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You two are a right pair of kumquats.
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A well prepared star anise is essential if you want to enjoy melons.
Or indeed cucumbers.
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