SENASICA Delegates and EMEX A.C. Members Tour Reveam's Facility; Chip Starns Details
MCALLEN, TX - To promote the import and export of the highest possible quality fruit between the United States and Mexico, Reveam recently welcomed delegates from SENASICA and EMEX A.C., Mexico's mango exporters association, to tour its Rio Grande Valley Electronic Cold-Pasteurization™ (ECP™) Center. While touring the facility, delegates learned how the company’s technology is addressing critical issues facing the fresh food industry.
“Reveam was honored to host SENASICA at our facility and continue our partnership of advocating for the highest quality of fruits and vegetables,” said Chip Starns, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Reveam. “SENASICA’s support of our technology allows for improved quality and increased variety while promoting environmental sustainability and less food waste.”
Reveam’s ECP is a USDA-approved phytosanitary treatment option that is chemical-free, heat-free, and eliminates harmful pests and pathogens while extending shelf-life at the peak of produce freshness and height of safety, a press release stated.
Situated in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the facility allows produce to travel from field or orchard directly to the U.S.-Mexico border. This eliminates the need for truckloads to divert and wait in Mexico, saving time and streamlining logistics.
Serving as an alternative to post-harvest treatment methods such as chemical fumigation and hot water treatments, Reveam’s ECP technology cuts back on time while minimizing adverse impacts on food quality that could increase waste and spoilage. The technology also allows for the expansion of new and exotic fresh produce varieties that are unable to withstand current treatment options.
In partnership with SENASICA, Reveam hopes to expand the varieties of produce being processed through its Rio Grande Valley EPC Center for Mexican imports, such as mangos, along with U.S. exports, including peaches.
How will Reveam apply this technology to new produce categories? Keep reading AndNowUKnow for answers.