- Some 30 tons of grapes are imported to the city every night, and all traders have to do to sell them as grown-in-USA fruit is “just tell buyers that they are from the US."
From Tuoi Tre:
Some 30 tons of grapes, along with apples, pears, and oranges, are imported to the city every night, and all traders have to do to sell them as grown-in-USA fruit is “just tell buyers that they are from the US,” said Lien, the owner of a fruit booth in the Thu Duc wholesale market, in revealing the as easy as ABC trick to dupe consumers.
And yet her revelation is totally true, and serious, as many customers seemingly do not care where the fruit they buy actually comes from.
“The seller told me that they are US grapes, and that’s so I know. I have no idea of their actual origins,” said Ngo Quoc Tuan, a grape buyer hailing from HCMC’s District 1.
(For more, see: Chinese imports come with food safety price)
Lien, another fruit wholesaler, said Chinese grapes will be transported across the country, even to the Central Highlands and the central region, but HCMC and the Mekong Delta provinces still post the largest consumption.
For more, see: Simple trick disguises Chinese grapes as US fruit