Vietnam reacts to report that UK outlets halt selling Vietnamese dragon fruits over pesticide residues

September 04, 2023

Vietnam SPS Office are waiting for a reply from the UK side in relation to a report that some British supermarkets have stopped selling Vietnamese dragon fruits due to pesticide residue concerns, an office official said. A number of British outlets have ceased the sale of dragon fruits imported from Vietnam amid concerns that such fruits might contain pesticide residues, which pose potential health risks to consumers, Nam elaborated. Secondly, the office has requested the UK provide it with all health risk assessment reports relating to Vietnamese dragon fruits for consideration. To date, the Vietnam SPS Office has yet to receive any notice of violations related to dragon fruits exported to the UK, Nam affirmed. The UK’s Food Standard Agency has evidence of Vietnamese dragon fruits containing pesticide residues that pose a potential health risk to consumers, the trade office added.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News