South Korean organic fruit to U.S. - The Packer

South Korean organic fruit to U.S.

07/26/2013 10:55:00 AM
Andy Nelson

appleA South Korean organic fruit specialist will begin shipping organic Korean pears, apples and other fruits to the U.S.

Seoree will introduce itself to the U.S. market with an upcoming reception in Washington, D.C., according to a company news release.

The reception will feature staff from the South Korea embassy, international business faculty from George Washington University, local and international business leaders and media.

A Korean celebrity chef will prepare dishes and cocktails using Seoree fruit at the event.

“I am excited by the opportunities that will be open to Seoree by operating within the American market,” Sung-Jin Kong, the company’s chief executive officer, said in the release. “Our fruits, like premium apples and pears, are sourced from more than 150,000 orchards and farms around Korea.”

Seoree has instituted a quality-assurance process billed to ensure only the fruit with the proper sugar levels have the Seoree label, Kong said.

Seoree sources its produce from more than 150,000 orchards and farms across the country.

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Christopher Ryan    
Philadelphia, PA  |  July, 26, 2013 at 02:52 PM

Andy, do you know who is the Importer involved in this deal? If so, please respond back to Thanks!!

Orlin Knutson    
Yakima, WA  |  July, 31, 2013 at 11:07 PM

They have 150,000 certified organic farms in Korea? I highly doubt that number and if so, I would have to question the ability to adequately verify that everyone is following the rules. I would also like to know the importer involved.

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