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Mission Produce ships first Peruvian Hass avocados to new market

missionMission Produce Inc. announced its first-ever shipment of Peruvian Hass avocados to South Korea, after phytosanitary protocol was recently established.

The container was expertly packed by Mission’s South and Central America team operating out of Mission’s Peruvian packing house, which is among the largest avocado packinghouses in the world. The shipment is expected to arrive at the South Korea port of Busan mid-June. Mission Produce’s global sources of supply allow for additional shipments throughout the year from core growing markets such as Mexico and California.

“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,” said Thomas Padilla, Mission Produce’s senior director of export sales.

Keith Barnard, Mission Produce’s vice president of global sourcing, said, “Mission’s Peruvian fruit is of the highest quality as a result of our intensive pre- and post-harvest practices. We are proud to deliver our premium fruit and look forward to its arrival in Busan in the coming weeks.”

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