Hakim, Chehayeb and Abu Faour at a joint news conference Monday, March 21, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Dalati& Nohra, HO)
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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb said Monday that a team of experts from the three ministries would draft and implement a plan to guarantee the safety and quality of imported wheat."I agreed with [Health Minister Wael] Abu Faour and [Economy Minister Alain] Hakim to tighten measures regarding the safety of wheat by conducting various tests on wheat designed for human consumption," Chehayeb told a joint news conference flanked by Abu Faour and Hakim.During their meeting, the three ministers discussed cooperation between their ministries to ensure food safety, including the safety of imported wheat, the National News Agency reported.Speaking at the news conference, Abu Faour said the difference in results between the economy and health ministries was due to differences in test samples.
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