15 Jun '15, 12pm

Hong Kong told yellowed Thai durian is safe

Hong Kong told yellowed Thai durian is safe

Thai authorities assure yellowed durian fruits exported to Hong Kong are safe for consumers. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd) - + Related search Thai durian export to Hong Kong The Commerce Ministry has tried to convince Hong Kong authorities that durian from Thailand that was soaked in a yellowish substance is safe. Duangkamol Jiambutr, spokesperson of the ministry, said on Monday that Hong Kong authorities were strictly checking durian from Thailand after they found a yellow substance on collected samples of Thai durian. She explained that the substance was turmeric, a natural and safe colour additive. Hong Kong barred the import of fruits soaked with any substance, including turmeric, while China accepted turmeric-treated durian. The problem arose as some small Hong Kong operators imported Thai durian through China to meet rising durian demand in Hong Kong, Mrs Duangkamo...

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