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Fedefruta welcomes US ambassador

Field and packhouse visit was an opportunity for Chile to showcase the quality and safety of its fruit offer

Fedefruta welcomes US ambassador

(l-r) Luis Schmidt, president of Fedefruta with agriculture minister Carlos Furche and US ambassador Carol Perez

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Fedefruta invited the US ambassador to Chile to visit production sites and packhouses last week to learn more about the country’s fruit industry.

Carol Perez travelled to the O’Higgins region to find out more about cherry production process from harvesting through to packing and shipping. Chilean agriculture minister Carlos Furche was also present.

As well as paying a technical visit to Rucaray’s state-of-the-art packhouse in Rancagua, Perez went to Coltauco-based Fundo El Molino to see an example of covered production.

“The most impressive thing for me was to be able to such advanced technology being used which enables Chile to export all over the world, confirming it as a benchmark in the global fruit industry producing the highest quality fruit there is,” Perez said after the visit.

Fedefruta president Luis Schmidt welcomed the opportunity to showcase the efforts made by the industry to ensure its fruit reaches the US, Chile’s biggest market, in peak condition and optimum safety.

“A day earlier we invited Chinese ambassador Li Barong to visit one of our cherry packhouses and today we have the US ambassador, which speaks very highly of our industry,” Schmidt said.

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