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Haze Tips: Get Organic Food to Protect Your Families on Zenxin Members’ Day!

Zenxin Organic Food Singapore
Come join our once-a-year Zenxin Members’ Day on both 26/9 (sat) and 27/9 (sun). Plenty of sales and promotional items are waiting for your! Organic Broccoli, Carrots, Beetroot, Potatoes are all going for more than 50% discount. Simply spend $50 and you can join us as a member!

Look for the health food to protect you and your family from the haze!

Address: Zenxin Agri-Organic Food PL

Blk14 Wholesale Centre #01-25 Singapore 110014  Tel:6778 7369, Open Daily 8.30am ~ 6.30pm.

Below are some health tips to protect your families from the haze!

 

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The Myth of Organic Apples No.9

A few weeks ago, we received a phone call from one of our customers who complained that the apples we sold were not organic because the certification number starts with 4. I explained to him about the difference between PLU code and the Organic Certification number and he realised that he had made a mistake.

He was not the first one to comment about this. That Apple No.9 is always organic has become common knowledge in organic food markets in Singapore and Malaysia. Most of the organic shops operators teach the consumers that the way to recognise organic apples is to read the PLU label. If it starts with 9, it is organic as shown below:

 

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However, most people do not understand that what the PLU code is .

Why do we need it? Are all fruits and vegetables required to have PLU code? Here is the definition of the PLU code from http://www.plucodes.com/faqs.aspx#q1 as shown below:

“PLU is actually PRICE LOOK-UP code. PLU codes are 4 or 5 digit numbers which have been used by supermarkets since 1990 to make check-out and inventory control easier, faster, and more accurate.”

Is it required to label produce with PLU codes?

The answer is from IFPS (International Federation for Produce Standards), which is the organization manages PLU codes.

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Hence, this tells our customers that not all apples starting from number 9 are organic. Our organic apples came from a group of organic family farms in South Tyrol. Bio Sudtirol is a cooperative formed by these farms with the organic certification number BZ-42859-B as shown below this post. This is not the PLU.

It is however easy to understand that the number was mistaken for the PLU. At Zenxin we want to serve our customers to the best of our ability, so I decided to write this article. I have included the organic certificate of Bio Sudtirol  and the pictures of the apples to show the organic authenticity to you. When we receive the organic apples, each carton of the apples is clearly labelled as organic with the EU Organic logo in this case.

We hope this sharing helps you to understand about the myth of organic apples no.9. Do let us know if you want to know more about Zenxin organic apples. We will continue to bring in the best quality organic apples with valid organic certification, grown by dedicated organic farmers.

Thanks.

Sengyee, with the Zenxin Organic team.

 

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Zenxin Organic Apples are clean and safe, from South Tyrol Italy and Washington State USA

Dear Friends of Zenxin and Organic Apples Lovers

As some of you may know the apples news regarding the Gala and Granny smith apples from Bidart Bros plant in California were contaminated  by listeria monocytogenes. The USA, FDA department has pinpointed the Bidart Bros factory and only recalled the Gala and Granny Smith apples produced in California and processed in the factory. We have received a letter from Washington Apple Commission regarding the apples issue and declare that all apples from Washington State are safe to be consumed. We also have attached the letter for you in case you would like to know more.

For the northern hemisphere apples season this year, we only work with three brands of organic apples, Bio Sudtirol, an organization of  family organic farms from South Tyrol, Italy, Daisy Girl Organic and Starr Ranch Organic are both from Washington State, USA. The varieties we have brought in this season are Kanzi, Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith and Ambrosia. The organic apples we brought in are either meet or exceed Extra Fancy quality (As you can see in one of the pictures) means that we only bring in best quality apples of the season.

Do let us know if  you would like know more about the organic apples, we will try our best to answer your enquiry.

We, at Zenxin, strive our best to uphold the safety and the authenticity of the food we share with our customers.

Thanks for your support as always.

Organically yours,

TAI SENG YEE, Director of Zenxin Organic Food with Zenxin Organic Team.

 

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Zenxin is selected as Singapore SME 1000 by DP Group

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We are so glad to share with you that Zenxin Organic Food is selected as top 1000 SME in Singapore by DP Group for the annual “Singapore 1000 Family of Rankings”. This is the only independent rankings of the most successful corporations and small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore.

The Singapore 1000 Family of Rankings is a national initiative started by DP Information Group 27 years ago. It is co-produced by EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and supported by ACRA, IDA Singapore, IE Singapore, SPRING Singapore, Singapore Business Federation, Fortune Times and The Business Times. Today, the Singapore 1000 is the definitive reference to the nation’s most valuable companies.

We will continue upholding the authenticity and the standards of organic food. We strive to bring the best organic and healthy food to you and your family.