Honey extraction rooms are communal and managed by the beekeepers themselves, applying specific directives in compliance with the Argentinean National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA) and COSAR’s own demands that seek to privilege the product quality and food safety.
All the extraction rooms are approved and supervised by national (SENASA) and provincial (ASSAL – Santa Fe Province Food Safety Agency) safety authorities. This ensures safety and standardizes procedures, encourages the training of workers and reduces costs that cannot be afforded by each beekeeper on their own.
The rooms are located in the same region where associates work, near the apiaries. The extracted honey is disposed in new barrels – specially manufactured to store and transport honey – the physicochemical parameters of each batch are analyzed and then the barrels are sent to the Cooperative collection and distribution center.