For us here at Fruttagel, quality means integrating the work of all those involved in the various phases of the agro-industrial chain – production, processing, distribution, preparation and consumption –, implementing operating procedures that guarantee the wholesomeness of food and systems capable of monitoring correct procedures.
Our qualification process begins with the selection of farming areas and then the selection of the best varieties of seeds. To monitor and guarantee quality, every year we carry out over 400,000 internal analyses and 3,400 external analyses of our products. For each of these, and for each customer, we perform different procedures, notably:
- fruit (peach, apricot, apple and pear): monitored from receipt to final processing;
- tomato: for organic cultivation, sampling involved 100% of the product during pre-harvesting; for the cultivation with integrated production the sampling percentage varies according to the customer’s specifications;
- frozen vegetables: sampled at different vegetative stages or processing steps.