Food Fraud comes to mind.
Viet is the top exporter for Cashews with the US and China being the #1 and #2 importers of the nut.
China appears willing to pay more for the nuts - this is what I have heard in my interactions with folks in the nut biz.
Seconds, such as cashews with moisture spots (black and other colors) and skin on getting shipped as fancys.
Some Viet suppliers are shipping sub-grades and nuts that should have been disposed of, used for oil, are going to the US market and others.
It's an econmic gain thing - thus Food Fraud.
Edited by SQFconsultant, 29 October 2019 - 05:22 PM.
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