Fruve Natural Foods Farm to Fork Traceability System

HIGH-CARE LOW-CARE PRODUCTION SYSTEM


Our production and a whole range of products are BRC, IFS, Halal and Kosher certified. We also manufacture according to an array of International Food Codex including the EU\s Food Regulations and USA's FDA standards. In order to stay compliant to multiple norms, we have created and follow our own standards, specifications and procedures.

Among many other steps, we audit our suppliers' facilities, inspect farms and orchards, and check all crops and production materials for compliance to our standards as they arrive to our facility.

Before harvest we take samples of crops, and send to 3rd party accredited laboratories to analyse for chemical and pesticide residue. With our custom built machine parcour, our final products are consistent in size and shape; and our proprietary ovens dry with consistent moisture levels throughout the season and the years.

PRODUCTION STANDARDS


With our High-Care Low-Care production systems the microbiological counts are unmatched. After crops are washed thoroughly in multiple steps, they enter into the Low-Care section of our enclosed and refrigerated production facility. As these are fresh crops, there are risks with microbiology. After drying inside our proprietary ovens, microbiological counts come down to very safe levels. High-Care section of our facility is located right after these ovens.

The workers enter into High-Care and Low-Care sections from different change rooms located in the opposite sides of the plant. They wear different colored clothing, and use different tools, materials and machines. High-Care and Low-Care sections are physically separated by walls. There is no risk of cross contamination.


CONTRACT FARMERS


We make contracts with farmers to procure fresh fruits and vegetables.

Our agricultural engineers visit farmers to audit their farmland before the planting season. We provide seedlings and initial funds to start farm work, and continue to visit farms throughout the growing and harvest periods. During our visits we provide training and agricultural advice, and review their compliance to our strict FRUVE Crop Acceptance Specifications.

Our visits ensure zero hormone use and drastic reduction in chemical use at our contract farms.

We have 90% year to year retention rate with our contract farmers. Our win-win system is beneficial to all stakeholders: farmers are economically better off, our crops are healthier, our final products are better tasting and higher quality, and finally our customers are most pleased with our products. Perhaps most important of all, the long-term productivity of the soil is secured; the next generation of farmers continue to have an economic future.

FOOD SAFETY ASSURANCE SYSTEM


Traceability starts with seeds and seedlings, which are purchased by our own Purchasing Department. All our seeds are free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and come with an Orange Certificate which indicates their high quality.

As part of our traceability system our Quality Assurance records all inputs and processes, from planting of seeds to metal detection of finished products, every stage of production is recorded. We offer complete Farm to Fork traceability with confidence: we can trace production lots, individual pallets, and down to a single box.

In the unlikely event of a recall, our customers don't have to recall a complete container. You will know exactly which boxes to recall.


FARM TO FORK TRACEABILITY


Traceability starts with seeds and seedlings, which are purchased by our own Purchasing Department. All our seeds are free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and come with an Orange Certificate which indicates their high quality.

As part of our traceability system our Quality Assurance records all inputs and processes, from planting of seeds to metal detection of finished products, every stage of production is recorded. We offer complete Farm to Fork traceability with confidence: we can trace production lots, individual pallets, and down to a single box.

In the unlikely event of a recall, our customers don't have to recall a complete container. You will know exactly which boxes to recall.



ON-SITE LABORATORY



We are able to perform many analyses at our on-site laboratory, some of these are:

Physical Analysis

Detect Sorting

Chemical Analysis

pH: ISO 1842
Brix┬░ : ISO 2173
% Titratable Acid : ISO 750
% Salt : Mohr
% Moisture : ISO 7701, 7702, 7703, SartoriusTS
Total Sulphur (SO2) : 8131

Microbiology Analysis

Aerobic colony count :ISO 7954
Yeast: ISO 2173
Molds : ISO 7954
E. coli : ISO 16649 - 1 or 2
Enterobacteriaceae : ISO 21528-2
Coliform : ISO 4832

For analysis of pathogenic microorganism, we use accredited 3rd party laboratories that we have agrements with:


Pathogenic Microorganism Analysis

Coagulase positive staphylococci :EN/ISO 6888- 1 or 2
Salmonella spp : EN/ISO 6579
Listeria monocytogenes : ISO 11290-1 or 2