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Buy Live Snails, Helix Aspersa, Escargot, Lumaca, Lumache, Caracol

  • South Africa South Africa  
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    Posted on: 21 Oct 2020

RFQ Details

Good day We are in our final stages to set up the factory which will produce Helix Aspersa (escargot) for human consumption. The product (20 Kg boxes containing vacuum pact bags of 18 snails per bag) will be frozen and stored below -18 deg. The factory will be constructed and managed to comply with all ISO and international food &health standards required to export to Europe and America. Staff will be trained and managed under HACCP principles and standards. The factory will be equipped with a laboratory managed by a competent person to conduct all necessary micro biological tests required for the range of products produced. The factory will run at an 8 hour day 20 days per month for an 8 month season. An 8 hour day will produce 1 ton of product. The factory will be able to manage a production of 20 tons per month but can be increased to 50 tons without extension of the plant. (We are also looking to build factories in Paarl and other areas in the near future). The demand for escargot worldwide exceeds the supply. The effect of this is that the agents for the international cold chains seek out the factories to purchase the product before it is even produced. The factory will acquire snails from local pickers, Garden services, Small & medium snail farmers, Grape, fruit& vegetable farmers, contract suppliers, community farming & collection groups throughout the Western Cape. The factory will establish various collection routes that will be serviced by 2 dedicated vehicles for pickups. We will weigh the usable snails and pay per Kg. The price will vary as some farmers my supply snails that have already gone through the cleaning process. We would like a letter of intent from as many of the above stipulating if you would like to supply us with snails or like to buy snails. Please reply on this email with your intent on how much you would be interested in buying (and if you prefer it to be vacuum packed or canned) or selling to us on a monthly basis. (Remember to include your full contact details/letterhead) Your urgent attention and reply would be highly appreciated. Kind Regards Ronel Hammond Sales and Marketing Manager SA SNAILS f: 086 293 0441 Contact details Fanie Pretorius Tony Elliot Wally Hammond 081 4130838 084 529 9634 076 513 0521 to