Mission Produce Ships First Peruvian Hass Avocados to South Korea
OXNARD, CA - Mission Produce avocados are officially en route to South Korea! This week, the ‘cado purveyor announced its first-ever South Korea-bound shipment of Peruvian Hass avocados has set sail and is expected to make landfall at the Port of Busan in mid-June.
“This was a collective effort that was in process for many years and we are excited to provide South Koreans a consistent supply of healthy and delicious Peruvian Hass avocados for years to come,” said Thomas Padilla, Senior Director of Export Sales.
After a phytosanitary protocol was established on the shipment, the Peruvian Hass container was packed by Mission’s South and Central America team operating out of the company’s Peruvian packing house, which is one of the largest avocado packing houses in the world.
With an advanced avocado network with hotspots around the world at its back, Mission Produce’s global sources of supply allow for additional shipments throughout the year from core growing markets such as Mexico and California, according to a press release.
“Mission’s Peruvian fruit is of the highest quality as a result of our intensive pre- and post-harvest practices,” added Keith Barnard, Vice President of Global Sourcing. “We are proud to deliver our premium fruit and look forward to its arrival in Busan in the coming weeks.”
In addition to its own team, Mission Produce would like to thank Peru’s Ministry for Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) for helping to making this foray into a new market a reality.
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