The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru, through Senasa, has granted the first sanitary authorization for the primary processing of blueberries to the Consorcio Agricola Moquegua SAC company, the first establishment that will process blueberries for export in the region.
To obtain the certification, the establishment went through an evaluation process that allowed verifying compliance with the conditions established in the Regulation of Food Safety DS No. 004-2011-AG. Senasa specialists verified that the facilities had a perimeter fence, hygiene areas prior to admission, personnel with a differentiated uniform that was adequate for their work, a reception area that was separated from the packing area, and a registration and information system, among other requirements.
In addition, they verified that the manual of good manufacturing practices (BPM), the standardized operational sanitation procedures (POES), and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point - HACCP (HACCP) system were being implemented.
These procedures are applied before, during, and after the primary processing of agricultural food to ensure the safety and quality of the products, the Minagri stated.