Fruits and Vegetables Banned for Import From Five Countries
The UAE has banned the import of certain fruits and vegetables from five Middle Eastern countries.
25 April 2017
Pesticides. It's a word that we've all heard, but many of us may not be too familiar with the damaging effects using them can have.
Believed to cause horrible health conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, ADHD and even birth defects, pesticides are extremely harmful to our health.
Now, it has been reported that UAE officials are concerned over the levels of pesticides used on certain fruits and vegetables that are imported here from 5 Middle Eastern countries.
Imports from Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen will be stopped on May 15th.
The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment announced that the list includes all varieties of peppers from Egypt; peppers, cabbage, lettuces, squash, beans, cauliflower and aubergine from Jordan; apples from Lebanon; melons, carrots and watercress from Oman; and all types of fruit from Yemen.
Countries that have been affected by the ban must submit certificates to indicate their produce are free of pesticide residues before import, The National reported.