Launch of labs to inspect food safety at tourist resorts
Tourists enjoy the sunny weather at the beach of the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh - AFP/Mohammed Abed

CAIRO: New advanced laboratories will soon be launched at tourist facilities to check on food and meat validity, announced the Animal Health Research Center at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Galal Agour, director of the center, told Youm7 that four labs will be opened at tourist facilities in Red Sea resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh city in South Sinai.

There will be peripheral labs set to be launched in Upper Egypt’s Sohag, Aswan and Luxor governorates.

The move aims to ensure the application of bio-safety requirements at tourist utilities and resorts, as well as maintain health of citizens, tourists and investors.

Agour added that the center holds several workshops and training courses for workers in the field of livestock and food safety.

Government’s meat inspection campaigns have been in full swing over the past months, under which some butcheries and selling shops were closed over violating licenses and displaying bad meat.

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