BANGKOK, 11 December 2013 (NNT) – The European Union (EU) could ban Thai fruit after flies were found in guavas imported from Thailand.
According to the Commerce Ministry, the EU has found fruit flies in guavas imported from Thailand. This was the third time within a year that Thailand failed to meet the EU’s quality standard requirements. The European Union only allows 5 mistakes per a 1-year period, starting from 1 August 2013 to 1 August 2014. If Thailand fails to meet the requirements two more times before August 1st next year, its fruit products to Europe will be suspended immediately. The EU has therefore asked the Thai exporters to be extremely careful when it comes to guavas, mangoes, and rose apples.
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