Iranian exports struck by contaminated fruit and vegetables

In recent weeks, the Iranian state media are highlighting the emerging quality problems related to agro products. Russia itself has recently returned a large shipment of Iranian bell peppers because it said Iran is not using Moscow’s approved contaminant. In recent days, more and more countries are red-flagging Iranian products and sending them back to Iran.

On Monday, January 17, the Azerbaijan Food Security Agency announced that in recent months, three companies had imported 26 tons of bell peppers from Iran, which were later found to be infected with the Ruguz virus. Also, India did not approve a large freight of Iranian kiwi due to the discovery of white particles on its skin and sent it back.

Previously, shipments of potatoes were returned to Iran from Uzbekistan, and in recent years, crops such as watermelon and raisins have been returned to Iran for this reason as well. Fruit and vegetable traders in Iran have said that the return of the country’s exported agricultural products, along with reduced financial capacity, has led to a drop in fruit purchases.


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