To maximize export and import substitution opportunities utilizing local resources, Nishi Trading is venturing to pre-prepared foods.
In November 2014, Nishi Trading officially opened the Pacific’s first SCHS certified facility and Tonga’s first international standard, food processing and manufacturing facility in partnership with IACT (Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade).
Designed to international standards, the pack house is a high capacity processing and packing facility for fresh produce under HACCP certification ensuring Quality Management System as well as a distribution hub for local farming enterprises. The certification is a milestone for Tonga as the new Pack House operates under a world standard food safety system to ensure the dispatch of food is to accepted quality standards: giving international customers the confidence to purchase from Tongan farmers.
Customer confidence is vital for the development of our local export industry and economic growth, hence, the vision to build the Nishi Pack House.
Managing Director, Minoru Nishi Jr says “We are very proud of what we have achieved and are focused on increasing export volumes and reduce the reliance on imported food. We must improve food security through sustainable agriculture, selling our produce to the world and develop the food processing industry which will also compete with imported foods.”
The Nishi Foods Brand stands for Quality Food, Healthier Living standards and a product proudly Made in the Kingdom of Tonga.