USSEC Provides Trade and Technical Service to Soybean Oil Refinery, Users in Costa Rica
- General News
USSEC recently provided trade services to a soybean oil refinery and technical service to soybean oil users in Costa Rica. Consultant Pedro Gonzalez visited a U.S. soybean crusher and refiner to conduct a training session for sales managers and supervisors. He gave tips for selling soybean oil such as promoting its quality; high content of polyunsaturated and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids; content of vitamin E; cholesterol reduction effect; and high performance in frying foods. He visited two fast food chains and an industrial frying company to provide technical service on the use of soybean oil in frying operations. Mr. Gonzalez provided recommendations about how to reduce the absorption of oil in foods; good practices to extend the life of the oil; storage of the oil; and packaging of fried foods. He also visited a distributor of edible oils and other foods in Costa Rica; this distributor is making calls at supermarkets and other stores. In conjunction with the refinery, Mr. Gonzalez conducted a seminar about the benefits of consuming soybean oil and its correct use in frying operations for the sales staff of the distributor.