Here starts the process prior to selection, waxing and packing, by introducing the plastic bins into the line of production.
The smallest sizes, along with organic debris from tree farms are mechanically removed and culled in this process.
The fruit is sorted by color, skin texture, mechanical and physical properties. Non complying quality standard fruit is discarded.
The fruit is washed by using potable water, brushes and biodegradable detergents EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved.
The fruit is soaked in a sodium hypochlorite chlorine concentration, which is checked every hour to assure that safety standards are met.
Warm, dry air is applied to remove water from the fruit shell.
Fruit is waxed to extend its shelf life.
Warm, dry air is applied a second time to remove excess wax from the fruit shell.
Fruit is sorted by appearance, size, color and skin properties by using a computerized fruit selection system.
This process is done using a software containing our customer’s specifications, which are met at a 99% efficiency.
40 POUND BOX PACKAGING
FRUIT IS WEIGHED AND LABELED INDIVIDUALLY.
PALLETS: 54 BOX PALLETS OF 40 POUNDS EACH.
10 POUND BOXES PACKING
Manually packed by qualified personnel, highly skilled in safety and quality.
This presentation is mainly for the European and Japanese customers, recently introduced into U.S.A.
Pallets are stored in a cooling room at a 7°C to 10°C temperature for a minimum of 8 hours, to reach a uniform product temperature before they are loaded into refrigerated containers.
Manual Packing guarantees top quality fruit. This packing is made in 10 and 14 lb boxes.