The Ministry of agriculture of Egypt issued an official circular, which establishes the maximum permissible level of presence in cereals ergot is a fungal parasite.
Myselfas agreed to consider a reasonable party, in which there is not more than 0.05% ergot. Previously, the same rules were adopted by other Egyptian agencies. Thus, in Egypt achieved a complete standardization of the procurement.
Egypt – the world’s largest importer of grain. Until 2016, the country has had a policy of zero tolerance to parasites. This almost led to agriculture with Russia – the main supplier of wheat to Egypt.
After Egypt has rejected a large shipment of infected grain, Russia announced retaliatory measures. He was banned imports of Egyptian agricultural products, which «suddenly» ceased to conform to the standards.