In Thailand, durian season is in full swing. The local government reminds farmers not to sell durian raw or imprisoned.
Durian is a tropical fruit that grows a lot in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and others. Durian is a favorite because of the aroma and softness of the flesh.
Although there are also people who are actually disturbed by the smell of durian. The durian season has been eagerly awaited by fans, and now Thailand has entered the durian harvest season.
Of course, farmers will market durian fruit in the market. Therefore, the local government reminded farmers and sellers not to sell unripe durians.
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Durian seller will be jailed for selling raw durian Photo: iStock
If anyone is caught selling raw durian, the government will not hesitate to imprison the seller. Quoted from The Thaiger (28/03) the seller can be sentenced to 3 years in prison.
In addition, a fine of up to IDR 25 million will also be imposed. Even the Thai government has set a minimum thickness level meat fruit to determine the freshness of each type of durian.
Furthermore, the local government also emphasized that the penalty is in accordance with the Consumer Protection Act which prohibits sellers from providing false information about products.
The heaviest punishment can be imprisonment for up to 6 months and a fine of IDR 43 million. And if violations are repeated, they will face even more severe penalties.
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Before being sold, durians in Thailand must meet minimum meat thickness standards. Photo: iStock
Authorities will pay more attention to unripe fruit in Trat, Chanthaburi and Rayong provinces, which are known to be the most durian-producing areas.
For a popular type of durian, the government has even set a harvest schedule and a minimum percentage of fruit pulp thickness. Like the type of kradum that can be harvested starting March 20.
Meanwhile, the percentage of meat thickness is at least 27%. Chanee and puang manee can be harvested starting April 10 with a minimum thickness of 30%.
“If the type monthong can start harvesting from April 25 with a minimum thickness of 32%,” said the government.
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