Cargill with Perry Brand Seeks to Expand in Costa Rica

The Guatemalan food processing company, which currently exports to Nicaragua and Honduras, is looking to break into the Costa Rican market.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The general manager of the company's Perry branded cold meats and sausages, Juan José Herrera, indicated that the procedures required by Costa Rican authorities had been completed and the Cargill is awaiting authorization to begin exporting.

Annual sales by Cargill Meats brands total $500 million, according to Herrera. "Our strategy aims to double sales in five years and Central America is a market with great potential," he told Siglioxxi.com.



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As with the case of beef with other countries, Honduras has placed phytosanitary restrictions on 20,000 pounds of sausage from Nicaragua, which is being disputed by exporter Delmor S.A.

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Joining dairy products and eggs, now Sausages and Cold Meats from El Salvador are not allowed to enter Honduras.

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The company exports sausages, cheese, and yogurt from its three plants in Costa Rica to the rest of Central America

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