Susanne Kuehne, Decernis
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Precious Organic Raspberries

By Susanne Kuehne
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Susanne Kuehne, Decernis

Chilean businessman exports chinese raspberries as organic chilean product.

Food fraud, raspberries
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Even fresh, unprocessed produce is not excluded from food fraud. Chilean customs discovered a $12 million fraud of raspberries. The falsified customs declarations claimed wrong country of origin and fake organic declarations of fruit for export to Canada. An export company was convicted of declaring Chinese raspberries to be falsely labeled as organic raspberries from Chile; the responsible person was sentenced to probation and to pay a penalty.

Resource

  1. Cooperativa.cl (August 24, 2019). “Empresario fue condenado por exportar frambuesas chinas como producto nacional“. Retrieved from Cooperativa.cl

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