Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development warned of the amount of pesticide residues on the nation’s fruits and vegetables exceeding the maximum level permitted under EU law.
Dr. Ngo Xuan Nam, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authorities and Enquiry Point (SPS Vietnam Office) has stated that in the first six months of the year, there were 2,251 warnings from the EU's rapid warning system for agricultural products, food and animal feed. Amongst them, 40 warnings were for Vietnamese agricultural products accounting for 1.77 percent.
Nine warnings of them were for Vietnamese vegetables, accounting for 22.5 percent. The warnings focus on violations of pesticide residue levels exceeding EU regulations, with only one warning of sensory violation and one warning of violation of aflatoxin during preliminary processing.