We consistently look to implement a variety of pre-distribution quality control measures in order to make sure our produce is of high quality. These measures also assist in meeting export quality controls which are often significantly more stringent than what is required for domestic sale and consumption. This is particularly true in regard to pesticide use. It is well known that over use of pesticides can lead to dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals entering the food chain. Fresh fruit and vegetables are being consumed in increasing quantities and it is this fresh produce that is most susceptible to pesticide residues.
Pre-distribution measures that assist in quality produce include monitoring, conditioning stations, pesticide residue checks, storage, ripening and packaging.