According to deputy director Ngo Xuan Nam, the Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point (Vietnam SPS Office) has not yet received a food safety regulation warning from the UK about Vietnamese dragon fruit exports.

Nam said that, although some UK supermarkets suspended the sale of the fruit amid concerns that the imported fruit may contain pesticide residues, Vietnam’s dragon fruit exports to the UK remain normal. So far, the Vietnam SPS Office received only a notice from UK authorities on a proposal about moving Vietnamese dragon fruits from Appendix II (for products subject to being tested and granted a food safety certificate in exporting countries before being exported) to Appendix I (for products that must be verified and re-inspected at a 50% frequency at destination ports before being imported).


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