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Quintana Roo among chosen states for produce certification

The state of Quintana Roo is among those now able to certify the production of state-grown habanero peppers, allowing global promotion.

The president of the National Confederation of Chambers of Commerce, José Manuel López Campos, says that the production and industrialization of habanero peppers in Mexico will be exclusively from the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo.

He explained that these states have been authorized with a certification of origin by the Mexican Accreditation Entity and that this official certification will allow the promotion of the produce in 70 countries which will increase their export volumes to the international market.

He pointed out that the accreditation will also limit competition because only produce labeled Habanero Chile from those regions can be promoted.

“The accreditation is intended to create a route for the production of habanero pepper, while taking advantage of the rich cuisine of Yucatan,” he said.

López Campos also stressed that another goal of the Mexican Accreditation Entity certification will be to increase the attraction of investments in the area and strengthen the brand of habanero pepper in the world market.

He added that other Mexican products that will receive the Mexican Accreditation Entity certification are the Ataulfo del Soconusco de Chiapas, vanilla Papantla, the charanda of Michoacán, the Bacanora de Sonora and sotol from the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango.