The Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (Asoex) has coordinated efforts with different actors of the ports of Valparaiso and San Antonio to comply with the sanitation requirements made by Asian importers and authorities for the 2020 fruit season / 2021; especially with the new Chinese requirements to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19.
“We have met with the different actors of the two main ports of the country to coordinate and plan how we'll face this challenging season. One of our great concerns is the cleaning and sanitation of the containers. We are working to be well prepared to face the pandemic situation that affects the country and the world. We are coordinating at the internal level with the Health, Labor and Agriculture authorities, in particular with the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), and we're also working with the authorities of the main destination markets to meet their requirements,” stated the president of Asoex, Ronald Bown.
“Our Safety Committee, with the support of the Foundation for Fruit Development (FDF), prepared a Manual of Good Practices for the prevention of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus in the fields, packing facilities, and processing plants, together with its respective Verification List, which has been validated by the SAG. In addition, the Committee has developed training courses, educational videos, and seminars on this important topic,” he added.