News ID: 112056
Publish Date : 04 February 2023 - 21:28

Counterfeit Medicine, Food Items Plague Egypt

CAIRO (Middle East Eye) – Egyptian markets are witnessing unprecedented and widespread adulterated medicine and food data-x-items due to an economic crisis, Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper has reported. Consumers are increasingly worried about counterfeit goods after videos shared on social media showed unlicensed factories producing food, at a time when deaths resulting from counterfeit medicines in the country have increased. One of the videos showed Egyptian authorities raiding an unlicensed factory making coffee products deemed not suitable for human consumption. Several MPs have called on the government to take decisive steps against unlicensed factories and false advertisements.