AMHPAC has about 360 members from the Mexican greenhouse industry.
“We’re still growing, but more slowly,” he said. “The industry is reaching its peak in terms of numbers of companies.”
AMHPAC and its members have multiple, ongoing initiatives on various fronts including the Food Safety Modernization Act; the Global Food Safety Initiative; and traceability.
The guiding concept, Viramontes said, lies in the Spanish word blindaje — in translation, armor or shield.
“Whether you’re talking about tomatoes, cucumbers or squash, when it comes from Mexico your reputation can lie in the weakest link,” he said. “We don’t want any weak links.”