( Courtesy Mission Produce )

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has shipped Peruvian hass avocados to South Korea for the first time.

Phytosanitary protocols for importing were recently established by South Korea, according to a Mission Produce news release.

The avocados were packed at Mission’s facility in Peru and are in transit; the shipment is expected to arrive at South Korea’s Port of Busan in mid-June. With Mission Produce’s supply network, including Mexico and California, the company can ship to South Korea throughout the year, according to the release.

“This was a collective effort that was in process for many years and we are excited to provide South Koreans a consistent supply of healthy and delicious Peruvian hass avocados for years to come,” Thomas Padilla, senior director of export sales, said in the release.

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