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IRRADIATED MANGOES HAVE A FUTURE IN PERU

An Australian-owned company is upgrading Peru’s irradiation infrastructure with the aim of certifying a Lima plant for U.S.-bound produce exports next year.






Inmune S.A. has operated with a mainly domestic focus since its inception in 1995, but because of its close proximity to the Port of Callao and Lima International Airport, Sydney-based ESA Accountants Pty Ltd eyed an opportunity and acquired the facility in 2014.




Executive president William Gal’lino told freshfruitportal.com the investment plan followed three stages: an upgrade to the existing Santa Anita facility for US$800,000 and the construction of a twin Santa Anita II plant for US$2.8 million, as well as a US$3 million investment in an irradiation plant in northern Peru.




“The Santa Anita 1 plant has been operating for 21 years with three uninterrupted shifts in the city of Lima, which is the center of the country’s economic activity with almost 10 million inhabitants; a third of Peru’s population,” Gal’lino said.




“In the first p…

Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated. 

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Mango Market News


Mango volume shipped on week ending 3/26/16 was approximately 1,683,309 boxes.



During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 2,802,820 boxes.




Mango volumes through the end of March are projected to be unseasonably low.






Peru Mango Crop Information

The Peruvian season began in November and will run until February with a projection of approximately 9.3 million boxes.
Peru's main varieties are Kent (95%) and Haden ( 5%).
Volume shipped on week ending 3/26/16




Total volume from Peru for the season was 9,365,210 (4kg.) cartons.


During the same week last year, volume shipped from Peru was approximately 8,599 boxes for a total of 6,718,206 boxes.








Mexico Crop Information

The Mexican season began in January and will run until October.



Mango volu…