UPDATED: AMHPAC chief executive ends tenure - The Packer

UPDATED: AMHPAC chief executive ends tenure

02/11/2013 12:12:00 PM
Mike Hornick

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.”


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Julian De La Cruz    
Nogales Az.  |  February, 12, 2013 at 08:02 AM

Have Mexican agriculture officials ever clarified the sanitation shortfalls in packing sheds and field harvest operations?

JULIO    
AZ  |  February, 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM

What sanitation shortfalls? Mexican packing sheds are held to the same standards, some even higher than the US. The U.S. seem to close an eye to any local product, since its American it is fine.

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