Wael Abu Faour holds a press conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Friday rebuffed claims by the Economy Ministry made earlier in the day that imported wheat was not contaminated, saying their testing methods were outdated.Abu Faour criticized the Economy Ministry's statement released earlier Friday which claimed wheat imports met health standards.Earlier this week, Abu Faour called for a temporary ban on wheat imports after he revealed results of recent tests showing high levels of the cancerous substance Ochratoxin in grain samples collected at ports.The Agriculture Ministry has not weighed in on the argument, saying only that the the Economy Ministry is responsible for the storage of wheat.
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