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Our business is not selling software, or a platform of any sort.  Our business is in fact carrying out food quality inspections.  Inspection of all kinds, on a great variety of food products and food premises.  That said, because we generate huge quantities of data each week (actually, each day), and need to manage and present it in an efficient way, we've ended up building a platform. 

I recently had cause to take a look through some of the reports for loss assessment surveys we’ve carried out over the last few years for some of our clients in the fresh produce industry.  Being struck by the range of fresh produce our surveyors have been asked to inspect, I ended up going a little further and discovered a few interesting facts not only about our business, but about the nature of the trade, distribution and storage of perishable products. 

This is taken from a random and anonymous selection of 50 inspection reports:

Take a look at a recent project completed to monitor the quality of mangoes arriving in the UK from an African grower, destined for markets around the UK and Europe.

This morning we produced our new Monthly Product Report, based on the data generated by our fortnightly benchmarking inspections.  For those who have not come across this before now, we purchase a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables from a selection of the biggest retailers in the UK, and carry out quality inspections to assess the products for all of the most common quality criteria to determine what the level of quality is once produce reaches consumers. 

What did June reveal?

Our report for weeks 24 and 26 had fairly consistent scores of 92.67% and 91.63% respectively.  There was a total of 37 downgrades found across the two inspections.