With the goal to export more agricultural products to the United States, 12 farmers virtually participated in the Specialty Food Live fair.
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Published Monday, May 17, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
With the goal to export more agricultural products to the United States, 12 farmers virtually participated in the Specialty Food Live fair held from May 10 to 14.
The fair is managed by the U.S. Specialty Food Association, SFA, which was founded in 1952. The fair currently represents 3,500 members such as food artisans, purveyors, importers, entrepreneurs, distributors, retailers, and others involved in the food trade.
In the virtual fair, Costa Rican companies Paradise Ingredients, Industrias Mafam, Cook Food, Sweetwell, Nahua Cacao & Chocolate, Tertulia Brugge and Alimentos Prosalud had to introduce their products with photographs, videos and catalogs.
A wide variety of goods are being offered to attract U.S. consumers such as banana puree for industrial use, granola, healthy snacks, natural cereals, fruits, seeds, cocoa, roasted coffee, beans tuna, keto and sugar-free snacks were promoted.
In the first quarter of this year, from January to March, the food industry became the third sector in importance in exports with a participation of 14%, about $464 million. That total shows a growth of $56 million, which means 14% more than exported in the same period of 2020, according to Costa Rica's Export Promotion Agency, Procomer.
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