Originating in Vietnam and dedicated to providing Vietnamese consumers with fruits and vegetables grown to international standards, Mekostar has been providing enjoyment to consumers for more than 10 years. We are a brand of The Fruit Republic, the first professional fresh produce company from Vietnam to establish well-managed contract farming systems and professional fruit and vegetables packinghouses with excellent post-harvest handling and cooling facilities. The advanced facilities and systems behind our brand ensure that we provide consumers with consistently high-quality fruits and vegetables while guaranteeing them safe and healthy food for their table.
The Fruit Republic works closely with smallholder farmers to implement good agriculture production practices, which results in safe fruit and vegetables, produced in a sustainable way. As long as the contract farmers comply with these stringent international standards, TFR commits to buy their harvest year-round. This makes it easier for farmers to adopt new practices because they know they can sell their harvest to TFR. In addition, they will receive training and on-site visits to support successful implementation of the new practices.
This collaboration means that Mekostar products have been recognized as meeting the highest international standards across the whole chain from the farm to the consumer:
- GLOBALGAP for farming;
- BRC grade A, demonstrating that the packhouses where the food is stored and packaged apply standards that reduce the risk of contamination;
- HACCP, which ensures that food safety is prioritized in all packhouse procedures;
- Ethical Trade Initiative certification, which recognizes how Mekostar respects and cares for our staff, our farmers and their workers;
- Mekostar also developed the first EU organic certified product: seedless lime.
For all certifications Mekostar is being audited by international auditing firms: Control Union (originally from the Netherlands) and SGS (originally from Switzerland).