HCMC – Two shipments of Vietnamese durian at 1.4 tons and chili at four tons sent to Japan have been discarded due to chemical residues.
In October, Japanese authorities conducted a test on a consignment of Vietnamese durian and found 0.03 ppm of procymidone, a substance in pesticides used to kill mold. Japan’s allowable limit for procymidone is 0.01 ppm.
Similarly, testing samples from four tons of Vietnamese chili exported to Japan showed two active substances, tricyclazole and hexaconazole, exceeded Japan’s permitted levels.
The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association (Vinafruit) reported that durian exports have contributed significantly to Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export revenue, generating nearly US$2.1 billion in the January-October period.