CAIRO: A total of 15 tons of invalid salted fish was confiscated Saturday by supply police amid a nationwide crackdown by the Ministry of Interior on the sale of salted fish invalid for human consumption ahead of Egyptian Sham el-Nessim festivities.
The amount was seized before it was made available for sale to the public, according to a statement by the ministry media office Sunday.
Over the past four months, the supply police seized a total of 410 tons of expired and contaminated salted fish.
Sham EL Nessim is an Egyptian public holiday marking the beginning of Spring and comes after the Easter. Egyptians are used to eat eggs and salted fish called “Fesikh, Ringa, and Melouha.”