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CH: Food safety fears spark growing taste for imported fruit among China’s middle class

South China Morning Post: Longstanding fears over food safety standards on the mainland –
including frequent reports of residue left on domestic fruit after the excessive use of pesticides and swelling and ripening agents – have led to a craze among China’s growing middle class for imported prime fruits in recent years.

Avocados shipped in from Mexico were now the fastest increasing item, said Mabel Zhuang, China consultant of the global fresh produce trade organisation, Produce Marketing Association.

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