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26 tonnes of Chinese potatoes destroyed

Update: June, 17/2013 - 11:10

LAM DONG (VNS)— Authorities in Lam Dong Province's Da Lat City destroyed 26 tonnes of substandard potatoes imported from China on Saturday.

The potatoes contained residues from plant pesticides 16 times higher than permitted.

The owner of the potatoes, Nguyen Thi Nguyet, said that she bought the potatoes from Van Linh Co Ltd in Lao Cai Province for about VND3,400 per kilo. The company imported the potatoes from China's Guangxi Province.

Potatoes, which are planted in Da Lat, cost about VND20,000 ($1) per kilo. — VNS

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