Has your durian been artificially ripened?

The Singapore Food Agency says that no safety violations have been detected in their tests on artificially ripened durians. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - A video warning people about artificially ripened durians has been circulating on social media and stoking fears about the safety of durians from Malaysia that are sold locally.

While it has been reported in Thailand and Vietnam that some durian farmers and traders use artificial ripeners, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) says it has "not detected any non-compliances on the use of chemical ripeners in durians during our tests".

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