Egypt Seize French Wheat

In the latest twist to the ongoing saga of Egyptian wheat quality-control standards suddenly becoming the most exacting in the world, a 63,000 MT cargo of French wheat has been seized by the authorities.

The wheat, which arrived in the port of Sagafa on Sept 19, is said to contain 'poisonous' seeds at more than double the permitted limit of 20 seeds/kg.

It may be possible to removed the seeds by sieving to make it conform to GASC's exacting standards after which it may be released to enter the food chain or be re-exported, the local quarantine authorities say. The picky buggers.