The story from
field to frozen
The vegetables are sourced from a variety of growers around us to ensure supply and good quality raw material. We have been working with our growers for many years and so they understand our needs.
Each grower works to our specifications that are tailored to each type of vegetable. Our QCs will check each load of crop that comes into us to ensure it meets the grade – we must watch out for common defects in veg such as pest damage, disease and mechanical damage.
If the crops meet the grade, it is then peeled and packed straight into our customer’s specified packaging (such as 10 kg sacks up to lined bulk dolavs)
The veg is then delivered on a chilled truck straight to our customers who can then dice it into soup or shred into salads.
Ready to eat, low micro veg
Ready to eat food is only achievable with the right ingredients and this means certain manufacturers require an ingredient with a consistently low micro level across the batch. Depending on the specification we can positively release batches of veg that meet a specific level of micros for example a listeria count of less than 10 cfu/ g or a coliform level of less than 1000 cfu / g. Low micro levels are achievable on imported veg as well as ingredients processed through our factory.
- Samples per batch are sent away to an external laboratory to be tested.
- Test results can be accessed online with quick turnarounds possible if required.
- Once a batch passes we can then get it to our customers with a certificate of conformity.