New Local Industry Boosts Diversification of Production

Las Tunas.- The inauguration and start-up of a new mini-industry, located on the Las Y de Calzadilla farm, belonging to the CCS Niceto Pérez, of this city, will contribute to local agricultural development and import substitution of foods that can be efficiently elaborated in the country.

This manufacturing centre, key option for the exploitation of productions that are harvested on the farm, has been put into operation with 17 lines of the 19 planned , including sweets in syrup and canned, making of dry and pasta seasonings, pickled and frozen vegetables, made in different sizes to facilitate marketing.

The plant, built in the span of a year, has already made a first launch of its production at a big fair held in the 26 de Julio Park, dedicated to the International Day of Rural Women and Food, with great acceptance by the population.

Julio Calzadilla Perez, president of the farm, told 26Digital that the enclave has a sanitary filter, a vessel where the vinegar for pickled products is produced, a central processing area, refrigerator, a warehouse for supplies, food washing area, and the premises where the products are ground and cooking. The store for finished products remains to be established.”

The use of natural and organic products is one of the priorities of this unit, which has a processing capacity of one ton daily.

In that sense, Calzadilla said that “all productions of this year and those of 2015 have already been contracted, and stressed that the main customers are the Selected Fruits Company, as well as the Agricultural and Collection enterprises.

The Niceto Pérez cooperative must contribute the raw materials in order to ensure the flow of new production lines, as the farm production levels are not enough for the high demand.

By Luz Marina Reyes and Zoila Pérez,

November 4, 2014

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