Facility caught chemically treating 11 tons of durian in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

The durians were ready for distribution by the time police inspected the building

By Tuoi Tre News

September 29, 2017, 14:42 GMT+7

​Facility caught chemically treating 11 tons of durian in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Durians are stored at a wholesaler in Vietnam’s Central Highlands in this photo illustration. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Authorities in Dak Nong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, have discovered a local facility soaking over ten metric tons of durians in chemicals.

Tran Mau Dung, chief inspector of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed on Thursday that a durian business in Phu Xuan Village, Dak Nia Commune, Gia Nghia Town, was caught violating regulations on food safety.

Among the 18 metric tons of durian found at a venue owned by Bui Phu Ton, 11 metric tons were being soaked in chemicals as a preparatory measure for distribution to local markets.

Ten unlabeled chemical containers and 23 kilograms of vat yellow, a substance often used in dyeing but banned from food processing, were found and confiscated by officers.

Several plastic barrels holding a yellowish liquid with an unpleasant odor were also discovered at the facility.

In an initial statement, Ton admitted that the business had been operating for over a month and had been using three types of chemicals to improve the color and appearance of their durians.

The facility sells an average of ten to 15 metric tons of durian on a daily basis, the owner added.

Earlier this month, a durian wholesaler in Kon Tum Province, also located in the Central Highlands, was caught soaking fruit in a ripening agent.

Tran Thi Tuyet, owner of the facility, confessed that durians soaked in the chemical ripen in about two days, saving time and money while increasing the fruit’s market value.

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