Detection of DDAC on organic fruits and vegetables

BY Lize Garrod

All SOGA fruit test negative for DDAC

We have recently been informed that a German receiver had to block an arrival of South African organic oranges after testing positive for DDAC. In particular, the contaminated fruit originated from an organic grower in the Sundays River Valley, South Africa. SOGA Organic is located in the Sundays River Valley and therefore we need to clarify our position.


The purpose of this letter is to give you peace of mind that at SOGA Organic we only process organic fruit originating from our five SOGA Growers. Since the first noise regarding the potential risk of DDAC contaminated fruit surfaced, all our fruit have been tested for this residue and found negative for any DDAC and other pesticides/insecticides.


The tests were conducted by one of our fresh fruit receivers in Europe, Organic Trading Company (OTC) at Labaratorium Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.


We trust that we have addressed any potential concerns adequately and should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.


Yours sincerely



Lize Garrod

Marketing Manager

 July 11, 2012
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