Vietnamese durian exports to China contain excessive cadmium: Chinese customs

March 23, 2024

Thirty shipments of Vietnamese durian exported to China have been found to be contaminated with excessive cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) has warned and requested the Vietnamese side to probe the contamination. As requested by GACC, the department on Monday requested plant quarantine sub-departments and relevant businesses to coordinate in tracing origin of the contaminated durian shipments and investigating the cause of the contamination, Dat said. All businesses involved must set out measures to remedy such contamination and prevent similar cases from occurrence in the future. These departments must also verify the reports on the contamination causes and remedial measures, and check the food safety conditions at durian producers and traders involved. Such results sharply increased Vietnam’s durian market share in China from 5 percent in 2022 to 34.6 percent in 2023.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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