Water tight quality guarantees
As Responsibly Fresh growers and producers' cooperatives, we abide meticulously by the requirements of a whole string of quality systems. This compliance is carefully monitored by external bodies. This makes the way that we work, and the products that we offer, more reliable in terms of quality and food safety.
Production by the book
In the first instance, we self-check on the basis of the 'Sectoral Guide for Self Checks for Primary Vegetable Production'. This is our own way of seeing that we are applying all the provisions, or whether we might need to adjust them. External, independent bodies supervise this process and also issue us with certificates.
On top of that, we as Responsibly Fresh growers have pledged to sign up to at least one of the existing quality systems. What are they?
Standards at the auctions
Our producers' cooperatives market our products at home and abroad. To enable them to do this, our fruit and vegetables must satisfy some stringent quality requirements. A selection of applicable quality standards.
A passport for fruit and vegetables
We know at all times where every batch of our fruit and vegetables comes from, where it is and where it is bound for. We call this traceability. It is easy to track the movement of our products by reference to number stickers, barcodes and pallet labels. What purpose does this serve?
The fact that we as Responsibly Fresh growers and producers' cooperatives self-check, sign up to existing quality systems, comply with strict quality criteria and ensure the traceability of our products makes our products very reliable. The reliability of this way of working is the consequence of the proximity between all the links in the value chain.