SAUDI ARABIA: Jazan recognized for its 60 mango varieties

The Jazan region will be granted a geographical indication for mangoes grown there. A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin.     Mangoes were first grown in the region in 1982 when the Argricultural Research Center started growing varieties from the US, […]

SAUDI ARABIA: Food authority bans import of Egyptian guava

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has decided to temporarily ban imports of fresh, frozen and manufactured guava from Egypt due to pesticide residues proved to be higher than the global limit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.     The temporary ban will come into effect on Thursday, Jan. 18, and will continue until […]