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Pre-Distribution

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.

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Pre-Distribution

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Advanced Cultivation

Pre-Planting

We implement quality controls prior to transplanting through the implementation of nursery developments. The  nursery is carefully monitored and administered to ensuring suitability and resilience prior to transplanting on the main development site.

Condition Checks

Harvested produce is checked at a  conditioning station and sorted based on condition. The condition check includes a degree of ripeness check based on firmness, color and sugar level. Produce is then sorted in accordance with its external appearance.

Packaging

Produce is diligently packaged in order preserve the quality, value and marketability of produce. Good packaging prevents produce from becoming damaged during the distribution process through crushing or being contaminated. Labeling is also added in order to provide product traceability.

Monitoring

Developments are monitored constantly to verify optimal productivity and mitigate risk. Staff monitor the physical appearance of produce, soil, temperature, irrigation levels and growth patterns. Continuous monitoring enables quick corrective measures to be implemented  if necessary.

Pesticide Residue Checks

In order to protect consumers, pesticide residues are under strict legislation worldwide. To be sure products comply with international regulations, we implement pesticide residue checks that offers a vital tool in the identification and control of residues.

Storage & Ripening

After packaging produce is stored until ready for delivery. Ripening may be implemented depending on the product (climacteric or non) and end destination. Ripening can be instigated via changes in temperature, room humidity, carbon dioxide and ethylene gas.