Fruits and vegetables QC

All our produce items are subjected to rigorous quality control standards by our highly professional QC team. Our aim is to ensure greater consistency and product uniformity, both of quality and presentation to meet our customers specifications. In an effort to guarantee food safety ,we apply strict hygiene standards .

Our highly trained quality control team focuses on guaranteeing all traceability of products from supplier to customer and that all products meet the high standards of our customers from quality through to packaging requirements. Our quality control Manager works constantly to improve our audit systems to ensure that all our growers and packers meet the stringent requirements of our customers and trading practices.

Our team visit suppliers on regular basis, inspecting the produce supply chain from the field to the pack house, monitoring crops, treatments, packing facilities and ethical procedures. Prior to the harvesting and packing of grapes, for example, from our major suppliers; A member of our technical team remains on site to provide guidance in order to ensure all the fruit meets our strict standards.

Our commitment to quality assurance is particularly significant during the Chilean season when we not only have technical staff on site at source but also on the quay to inspect the fruit on its immediate arrival. We are committed to encouraging suppliers to implement an Integrated Management System (ICMS) to reduce the need for pesticides. The majority of our supplier base is Eurogap accredited and has BRC facilities. We are a British Retail Consortium (BRC) accredited company.