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Egypt retesting Russian wheat cargo rejected for ergot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - Egypt is retesting a 63,000-tonne Russian wheat cargo for the common grain fungus ergot days after rejecting it for excessive levels, official and trade sources said. The samples were sent from the Red Sea port of Safaga to a central laboratory in Cairo. Egypt, the world's largest purchaser of wheat, had said on Thursday that the cargo, sold to state grain buyer GASC, contained 0.06 percent ergot, just above the 0.05 percent limit permitted under Egypt's state tender rules. (Reporting by Momen Saeed Atallah, Maha El Dahan and Eric Knecht; Editing by Dale Hudson) read more


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