As Clarifruit’s vision of a streamlined, more accurate and consistent fresh fruit and vegetable QC process takes root (no pun intended) across the value chain, many jobs will change for the better. Let’s look at the existing process for a QC manager at a wholesaler, and the changes that could make all the difference.
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Understanding where quality control happens across the fresh produce supply chain can make all the difference when looking for solutions that optimize and enhance the process, reducing operational costs, and adding standardization and objectivity. Let’s take a look at the supply chain of fresh fruits and vegetables, zero in on where and how quality control occurs, and use this information to shine a light on fresh produce supply chain challenges, and what can be done to fix them.
Cherries are a complex fruit, which means if your job is to inspect cherry quality – that’s complex too! This makes it even more important to get it right quickly! But what does “getting it right” mean when it comes to cherries? Here’s what makes a cherry-lover cheerful, and some facts that will help you to inspect the quality of cherries far easier, too!
When talking table grapes, you can probably summon up a picture in your mind of the perfect fruit. But did you know that this picture is probably vastly different depending on where you are in the world and that this significantly impacts grape QC? Here are just a few of the differences that you might experience.
Did you know that more than 20% of fruit and vegetables are lost between harvest and retail? This problem is larger than the produce itself, already a devastating reality. It is also having a heavy impact on water shortages, with blue water attributable to food waste at around 6% of all total withdrawals.
At first glance, it might not seem like AI and fresh produce have much to do with one another, but here at Clarifruit we’ve found a synergy that opens up new opportunities for stakeholders across the value chain, from growers and packing houses, through to retailers’ distribution centers and end-users.