As part of the agro-export growth that takes place in all regions of Argentina, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, through the Senasa, granted the first sanitary authorization for primary processing of blueberries, in the Moquegua 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 have a perimeter fence, areas of hygiene prior to admission, personnel with a differentiated uniform and adequate to their work, reception area separated from the packing area and a system of registration and information, among other requirements .
In addition, the implementation of the manual of good manufacturing practices (BPM) and the standardized operational sanitation procedures (POES), as well as the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system was confirmed. These procedures are applied before, during and after the primary processing of agricultural foods, thereby seeking to ensure the safety and quality of the products.
Consorcio Agrícola Moquegua SAC is the first establishment that will process blueberries for export purposes in the region and has already managed to make its first shipment of 122 tons, during its first campaign.