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AU: Cherries in fake ‘Tasmanian-grown’ packaging sold by the box load in China and Vietnam

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ABC news: Tasmanian cherry growers are fighting back against produce being sold in counterfeit “Tasmanian-grown” packaging in China and Vietnam.

Fruit Growers Tasmania business development manager Phil Pyke said the fakes were outselling the real deal five to one.

In recent weeks, fruit sold in Vietnam sparked health fears. “They were put in a counterfeit box linked to one of our orchards,” he said.
“Then it has gone and allegedly made someone sick. That is of deep concern to us.”

Read the full story at ABC news