Health Ministry tightens control on Fesikh factories, reiterates warning against botulism poisoning

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 08:21 GMT

A total of 27 preventive emergency rooms have been established in Cairo and other governorates in a bid to monitor consumption of the fermented mullet fish “Fesikh,” which is a traditional meal during Sham el-Nessim celebrations.

How to pickle fesikh at home

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 10:51 GMT

Fesikh is an ancient traditional celebratory dish, consisting of fermented, salted mullet that lives in both the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.

Ramadan ruining Egypt's ‘fesikh’ eating this year

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 01:01 GMT

Fermented fish or ‘fesikh’, a traditional plate Egyptians eat throughout the year but especially on Sham El-Nessim, is highly at stake this year.

Amid coronavirus surge, Egypt’s health ministry says eating ‘Fesikh’ weakens immune system

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 10:02 GMT

Almost every year, the Egyptian Health Ministry issues warnings against the fermented fish “Fesikh” Egyptians usually eat on Sham El-Nessim day, scheduled this year on Monday.

Nabaruh: Egyptian capital of Fesikh

Sat, 01 May 2021 - 03:55 GMT

Fesikh or fermented fish has been a Sham El-Nessim tradition for many decades, not only in Egypt, but in other countries too.

Egypt’s traditional 'fesikh' dish can cause botulism poisoning, Health Ministry warns

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 - 02:10 GMT

“This is because its preparation method mainly depends on providing an anaerobic environment in order for fish to be fermented and become ‘fesikh.’