WHAT IS THE LABEL HONDURAS PREMIUM?

 

• Promote and identify safe fruits and vegetables by using the Honduras Premium label in national and international markets.

• Raise awareness with marketers about the importance of offering products with the Honduras Premium label to their customers.

• Convey trust and confidence to consumers when they purchase products with the Honduras Premium label.

It is a brand developed to identify fresh fruit and vegetable products that comply with the food safety management systems at the national level recognized by SENASA or institutions authorized for that purpose and verifiable through a certificate. This brand, which is presented with a label called Honduras Premium, seeks to encourage Honduran producers and/or agribusinesses that grow fresh fruit and vegetables by differentiating their products, placing and marketing them in the national and international market to offer consumers safe products produced by Hondurans.

• Vegetables: Chard, Celery, Eggplant, Pumpkins, Onions, Scallions, Sweet Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro, Aromatic herbs, Spinach, Lettuce, Potato, Cucumber, Parsley, Plantain, Radishes, Beets, Cabbage, Tomato, Oriental Vegetables, Yucca , Carrot.

• Fruits: Banana, Strawberry, Guava, Lemon, Mango, Passion Fruit, Melon, Orange, Papaya, Pineapple, Lychee, Watermelon, etc. 

And in general, any fruit and vegetable that is grown in Honduras and that has the certificate from one or more safety programs.










PARTICIPANTS WITH HONDURAS PREMIUM

BENEFITS

Socially Responsible Producers:

• Ensure that consumers receive foods that are safe, wholesome and of proven quality that do not contain substances harmful to health and that help to improve the nutrition of the whole family.

• Promote the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the productive activities by means of: • Reducing production costs through eco-efficient use of resources (water, fertilizers, fuel, pesticides, electricity); rationalizing production and incorporating new production technologies.

• Establish safety mechanisms for the quality and safety of water; pest control practices; have adequate management of waste, physical and sanitary facilities. 

• Constantly train their workers on safety issues, providing them with the necessary tools (protective equipment, masks, aprons, etc.) and implements practices that ensure their safety.

 

RESPONSIBLE PRODUCERS

 

• Ensure that consumers receive safe, wholesome and proven quality foods that do not contain substances harmful to health and that help to improve the nutrition of the whole family.

• Promote environmental, economic and social sustainability of the productive activity through:

• Lower the production costs through eco-efficient use of resources (water, fertilizers, fuel, pesticides, and electricity); rationalizes production and incorporates new production technologies.

• Establish mechanisms for the quality and safety of water; pest control practices; has adequate management of waste, physical and sanitary facilities.

• Constantly train their workers on safety issues, providing the necessary tools (protective equipment, masks, aprons, etc.) and implement practices that ensure their safety.

BENEFITS FOR PROCESSORS

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RESPONSIBLE MARKETERS 

Marketing and/or processing fruits and vegetables that have the Honduras Premium label means that they come from farmers who use safety programs, so the responsible marketer is:

 

• Protecting consumer health, reducing the risks of foodborne illnesses and thus contributing to improving their quality of life.

• Providing benefits and opportunities for small Honduran farmers in different rural areas.

• Promoting the welfare of farm workers and employees of their facilities, by contributing to the adoption of preventive systems for optimizing health and living conditions; educating and training them to increase their knowledge, raise awareness on issues related to control and security.

• Promoting the responsible use of natural resources and awareness actions that lead to reducing the impact of crops on the environment and biodiversity protection.

BENEFITS FOR CONSUMERS

• Confidence that the products they consume are safe. Protecting your health, that of your family and of vulnerable populations: infants – elderly, and thereby promoting the improvement of their quality of life.

• Supports the improvement of the living conditions of rural farming families in Honduras and / or the growth of the domestic agricultural sector.

• Promotes environmentally-friendly farm production, with the rational use of resources, the protection of water sources and biodiversity.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SAFETY AND QUALITY

The importance of fruits and vegetables in a healthy, nutritious diet is well known, and in recent years, consumers have been urged to consume more of these products.

Regardless of where a food has been produced, people expect that the food they consume will be healthy. Although people could produce their own food by themselves, very few do so.

Therefore, consumers must rely on producers, distributors, processors, and regulators for the safety of the products they consume. Ensuring the quality of a fruit and vegetable product means that a consumer will get a product having confidence that it meets their expectations.

Ensuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce starts from the same moment that the variety is chosen that will meet the expectations of the final consumer and the other actors in the chain, in terms, for example, of taste, nutritional value, texture, post-harvest life, perishability, etc. Safety means that a product will not cause any harm when it is consumed. Quality is the ability of a product to meet customer needs.

 

Some examples worth understanding better:

• If we sell potato sacks, labeled as 2 pounds but that weigh only 1 ½ pounds, it is not a safety issue but one of quality. Illnesses are not caused if a potato sack weighs too little, but it is going to cause the clients to feel uncomfortable and complain.

• Another example. The brown spots on a banana’s skin can give a poor appearance to the product. But in reality, this is not a safety issue; this is again an issue of quality, since a damaged product’s appearance may suggest to the customer that it is a product that cannot be consumed while its safety is within quality standards.

When we talk about customer requirements, we speak both of the explicit and the implicit. The explicit are those that the customer tells us: I wish the packaging to be of this size, I want this flavor, I want this color for the product.

. The implicit are those characteristics that belong to the product itself.

For example, when someone buys food, it is implicit that you will not get sick. Thus, safety is an implicit characteristic of food and therefore, if you want to offer a quality product, you must ensure its safety.

¿Cómo me suscribo para obtener el sello Honduras Premium?


Al inscribirse formará parte de una innovadora herramienta para promocionar, a nivel nacional e internacional, sus productos que cuentan con algún certificado(s) de inocuidad.

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• Llene el formulario de inscripción en línea, adjuntando el (los) certificado(s) de inocuidad que se posee y el logotipo de su empresa.
• Una vez recibida la información solicitada procederemos a revisarla y verificar la vigencia del certificado.
• Seguidamente le contactaremos para proporcionarle el Convenio de licencia y Reglamento de Uso del sello Honduras Premium, el cual deberá ser firmado por el representante de la empresa o productor propietario y enviárnoslo escaneado vía correo electrónico a honduraspremium@honduraspremium.hn .
• Finalmente le proporcionaremos el respectivo Manual de Marcapara que conozca las diferentes formas de utilizar apropiadamente el sello en tu producto, empaques, etc.

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SUCCESS STORIES

 

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