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Seven tons of mango bound for Australia after irradiation

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Seven tons of fresh mango will be exported to Australia after Toan Phat Irradiation Co. (TPI) has irradiated the fruit.

TPI has been certified by BICON (Australian Biosecurity Import Conditions), an agency under the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF), to provide irradiation service.

TPI conducted the mango irradiation in coordination with the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

DT-PRO Co. Ltd. is responsible for exporting this mango shipment to Australia.

According to TPI, the entire mango volume was found free of insects, diseases and other biosecurity concerns of interest to Australian authorities.

The Vietnamese Trade Office in Australia emphasized that to meet export requirements, mangoes must be sourced from Vietnam and free from insects, diseases and contaminants such as leaves, twigs, soil, weed seeds, debris, and other plant materials.

Currently, four types of fresh fruit from Vietnam are permitted for export to Australia: mango, longan, lychee and dragon fruit.

Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports reached over US$1.28 billion in the first quarter of this year, a 30.8% year-on-year increase, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. Exports of fruits and vegetables to Australia alone totaled nearly US$26 million in January-March, up by 36% against the year-ago period.

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