Strawberries: Quality Control & Testing
In the fresh produce industry, strawberries hold a place of pride among fresh fruits and vegetables due to their popularity and versatile usage. They’re also extremely popular fruit among consumers, enjoyed by over 94% of American homes.
But for producers, ensuring high-quality strawberries free of damage from disease and foreign matter is no easy task, given their sensitivity to handling and environmental conditions. Adopting effective fresh produce quality control practices is crucial in delivering strawberries that are free from damage and meet the highest quality parameters.
A strawberry’s flavor, texture, and aroma reach their peak 2-3 days after being picked. This is crucial for import and export businesses to consider, especially when shipping strawberries over long distances.