Food Quality Blog

Our hygiene audits can sometimes make for tough reading, as they do not necessarily pull punches, and even though they are only being used internally by the owners of a food outlet, or those responsible for the food safety and hygiene of the site, they are not much use if we don't say what needs to be said in the audit report.

Banana Quality

I am sure this is simply coincidence, but what has become clear from those conversations is that many people at different stages of the distribution chain find this most popular of fruit difficult to manage, difficult to distribute and store, and in the case of my family difficult to buy.  Why is this?  Well, there are a few issues when it comes to the banana supply chain which can cause difficulty.

Food Storage and Distribution

Have been delivering training to groups involved in the movement of food of all sorts, including fresh produce as a new venture, and the development of the materials has given a reason to think about the storage and distribution of food, and how it affects quality, particularly of fresh produce.

Getting the Right Balance With Food Quality

Fresh produce, I am often told, is a living product.  It's not nuts and bolts.  And every person who has told me this is absolutely correct.  You have to account for the natural variables in fresh fruit and vegetables, and you have to accept that as a perishable product it is deteriorating in quality every hour that it is in our or your care.

Top 5 Problems Affecting Food Quality

Based on thousands of hours spent examining fresh produce for quality over the past 20 years, we have compiled a list of the top quality problems you are likely to encounter. This list is what we would consider to be the five areas most worth controlling, but there are listed in no particular order, with the exception of point 1.