First batch of Vietnamese organic cocoa exported to Japan

A batch of Vietnamese organic cocoa powder has been shipped to Japan and will be sold in Okinawa and Hamamatsu prefectures.

This is the first time Vietnam has officially exported organic cocoa to the choosy Japanese market.

According to Ho Si Bao, Director of Amazon Food Company, the organic cocoa powder was produced in the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

The company spent three years working with local farmers to develop a cocoa material area meeting the organic standards of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS), he said.

Bao revealed that in November, another batch of 1,000 chocolate bars will be shipped to Japan.

Last year, organic chocolate with 92 percent of cocoa produced by the Amazon Food Company won a bronze prize at the International Chocolate Awards.
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