Windset Farms ships first Canadian peppers to Japan

Windset Farms will be the first company to ship bell peppers to Japan following recently approved market access. Many bodies were involved in the process including the BC Ministry of Agriculture, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and other government bodies of Japan.


Greenhouse/Facility Audit at Windset Farms in Delta, BC with Japan’s MAFF and CFIA Program Specialists and Inspectors

Windset Farms has been involved in the process of opening this market for over fifteen years, working with the BC Ministry of Agriculture and CFIA to set up the necessary steps and procedures. The main requirement for import into Japan was regarding Tobacco Blue Mold, a fungus which can affect bell peppers.

“As a current exporter of tomatoes to Japan, we are honored and excited to have the opportunity to ship our fresh, greenhouse grown peppers to our customers across the seas,” said John Newell, owner and COO of Windset Farms. “Our peppers are grown in climate controlled greenhouses resulting in safe, consistently high-quality vegetables that will help our customers fill demand throughout the year”. Windset Farms grows a wide variety of peppers across 200 acres in British Columbia.


Product Inspection/Audit at Windset Farms, with finished product labelled and certified for shipping to Tokyo, Japan

Windset Maestro Sweet Bell Peppers will arrive in Tokyo this Friday (September 30), ready for sale by one of Windset’s existing customer. And although this year’s Canadian pepper season is coming to a close, this week’s arrivals affirm processes are in place to further build programs for next year and beyond.

For more information:
Windset Farms
3660-41B Street
Delta BC V4K 3N2
Canada
Phone: (604) 940-7700
Fax: (604) 940-7711
www.windsetfarms.com

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