Discounted fish products in markets ahead of Sham el-Nessim
Salted fish - YOUM7 (Archive)
CAIRO: The Supply Ministry has prepared a plan to provide food items, butane gas cylinders and subsidized goods at markets ahead of Sham el-Nessim “Smell the Breeze” Feast Monday.
Youm7 reported that a fish marketing company, a part of the holding company for food industries, will pump additional amounts of fish products into consumer complexes at reduced prices reaching 30 percent ahead of the feast and before the holy month of Ramadan.
Egyptians typically celebrate the national holiday by eating fermented salty fish (fesikh,) raw onions, bread and lemon.
The Ministry of Health has repeatedly warned against the unsafe preparation of the smelly dish of fesikh, which could result in botulism. On the other hand, police crackdowns are being launched at markets across the country, and dozens of tons of rotten fish have been seized from factories.
Other types of salty fish are also ingested during spring celebrations, including Ringa (herring,) Melouha and Sardines.
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