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Mexican papaya grower-shipper Super Starr International, Colima, is promoting its food safety programs and track record.

The company has been growing in the U.S. and Mexico for three generations, according to a news release, packing papayas and honeydew, controlling the process from seed to store shelf.

“We are proud of the commitment to quality and food safety standards upheld by Super Starr,” Super Starr President Lance Peterson said in the release. “By owning each part of the supply chain, we have complete control of our safety standards and are in strict compliance to assure our customers receive both safe and excellent tasting fruit.” 

When the Food and Drug Administration placed in import alert on Mexican papayas due to salmonella traced to the fruit, Super Starr was the first company approved by FDA’s “green list,” according to the company.

Super Starr markets Royal Star, maradol and Hybrid Papayas, according to the release.

The company will be talking about the proprietary Royal Star papaya and other varieties at its Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit booth, No. 2248, on Oct. 18-19.

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