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Dates: suppliers urged to improve food safety

March 3, 2022 12:22 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. International trade not only presents many chances but also challenges for Iran’s date market. Traders urge growers, sellers and distributors as well as shipping companies and exporters to pay more attention to food health standards as nothing less than the future of the entire market is at stake.

Risks and chances

As many countries have stepped up their standards on food safety in recent months risk is that Iran’s date market will lose customers if the industry fails to implement standards with effective planning. One issue is the use of chemical pesticides. While many countries have restricted the use of pesticides to an absolute minimum, an effective law restricting the use of pesticides in accordance with standards in the countries of destination is lacking in Iran.

Traders in Iran also require efficient phytosanitary and food health monitor

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