Peru: Inacal promotes quality standards in the camu camu production chain

Updated Nov 8, 2022
With the aim of promoting quality standards in the production chain of this Amazonian fruit, the National Institute of Quality (Inacal), approved the Peruvian Technical Standard that establishes the definitions, classification and minimum requirements that camu camu must meet for its commercialization. in its fresh state. The “NTP-NA 0085: 2011 (revised 2021) standard.
NATURAL PRODUCTS. Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia H.B.K. Mc Vaugh)”, is applicable to the fruit harvested from cultivated areas or collected from the natural bushes of the Peruvian Amazon, destined for human consumption or industrial use. In addition, it has great export potential due to its high nutritional value (Vitamin C) and being a powerful antioxidant. "To facilitate the entry of this exotic fruit to international markets, given the increase in its demand, it is important to promote the use of this technical standard that will allow the sustainable use of this native product, under compliance with production standards from its cultivation. until its commercialization, preserving its genetic value, in order to improve the profitability of the more than 6,000 small collectors of the Amazon regions”; said Clara Gálvez, executive president of Inacal. Similarly, he highlighted that the United States, the European Union, Japan, Canada, Australia and South Korea lead the ranking of ...
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