Products of Vinamit (Photo: vinamit.com.vn)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA)
– Dried fruit producer, Vinamit JSC, annouced that it has secured organic certificates for cultivation and processing of farm produce issued by the US Department of Agriculture and EU-based Ecocert organisation.

80 products, three farms and two processing and packaging lines of Vinamit have fulfilled criteria from the two institutions.

Richard de Boer from the Control Union Certifications said Vinamit’s strength is having remote farms with upstream water sources, which are yet to be affected by human and industrial activities.

The company has long produced clean products, making it easier for Vinamit to gain organic certification, he noted.

Vinamit Chairman Nguyen Lam Vien said the accreditation opens the door for Vietnamese dried fruit to enter markets with higher demands on import quality, such as the US, EU and Japan.

Established in 1988, Vinamit, which is headquartered in the southern province of Binh Duong, posts annual average growth of between 30 percent and 50 percent.

The company has also obtained certificates from the US Food and Drug Administration and produces Halal and Kosher products. It is also ready to receive certificates from the BRC Food Safety Standard and the International Featured Standards in early 2017./.