Egypt imports meat from 5 countries to resolve crisis
In an attempt by the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis that has hit the country due to the ongoing war in Sudan and the high cost of raising livestock, Cairo turned to 5 countries to import huge amounts of meat.
Diversifying meat imports
Egyptian Minister of Procurement and Internal Trade Dr. Ali Al Moseli said the ministry has been working to expand and diversify the sources and sources of imports of meat, whether it be live or frozen.
Al-Moseli added in today’s statement on Thursday that in addition to India, contracts have been signed to import this meat from African countries such as Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania and Uganda, explaining that the diversity of origins will contribute to ensuring the necessary amount of meat to meet the needs of citizens. including at preferential prices, at rates below market rates.
Arrivals at slaughterhouses
The Minister announced the arrival of a large number of contracted heads at the South Valley Development slaughterhouse and quarry in Toshka, the Safaga slaughterhouse and quarry in Hurghada, and the Abu Simbel slaughterhouse in Aswan, indicating that the contract is underway through Supply Commodities. Authority to supply 5,000 tons of frozen meat from Brazil. It is expected to be offered at competitive prices, which will help bring down and stabilize frozen meat prices, in addition to contracting arrangements for 1,000 tons of frozen meat from India expected to arrive this month.
In a report received by the Minister of Supply and Domestic Trade from Major General Ahmed Hasanein, CEO of the Food Industry Holding Company, he reported that there were approximately 2,600 live cattle at the South Valley Development Company’s quarry and slaughterhouse in Toshka. , in addition to this, there are 5,000 cattle that have been quarantined and seized in the state of Sudan. In preparation for the shipment to Egypt, shipping procedures are currently running as normal.
Diversifying import sources
As part of the ministry’s policy to diversify the origin and sources of imports, in the current circumstances, the Food Industry Holding Company, in cooperation and coordination with the Egyptian-Sudanese company, obtained the necessary import permits and opened letters of credit for imports from Djibouti for nearly 10,000 cows.
Safaga Seaport has received a ship with 2,500 cattle from Djibouti, bringing the number of cattle received so far to 5,000 of the total contracted deliveries as part of the ministry’s Eid al-Adha preparations.
The report also indicated that 5,000 sheep are arriving from Tanzania through an Egyptian-Sudanese company and are expected to arrive in the current period and be slaughtered at the Adabiya slaughterhouse in Suez, in addition to the amount of 5,000 chilled mutton carcasses from Uganda that are due to arrive in this month.
Ahmed Hassanein, General Manager of the Food Industry Holding Company, confirmed that there are 4,000 tons of stocks of imported frozen poultry sufficient to cover the needs, in addition to the conclusion of contracts for the import of frozen poultry thighs / breasts with a total volume of 600 tons, and this will be offered to the consumer at reasonable prices, emphasizing that the company is increasing the daily pumping of fresh and frozen meat and placing it in consumer complexes and outlets of my unification project and mobile car project and various supplies in the provinces with the advent of the blessed Eid al-Adha to meet the needs of citizens from it.
Inspections and examinations
For his part, Ahmed Kamal, a spokesman for the ministry, explained that this meat is subject to veterinary inspection in the countries of origin, as well as medical examination after entering Egyptian lands before slaughter, stressing that live meat is slaughtered. in Egyptian slaughterhouses and undergo medical examinations before they are offered in consumer complexes.