The Importance of Vegetable Quality Control & Testing for Tomatoes
Optimizing tomato quality evaluation is essential for everyone in the value chain, from growers and pickers, to warehouses, retailers, and anyone else in between. Without creating a consistent vegetables quality control & testing or quality control process that can be relied on, businesses are left unable to recoup their costs, or are held ransom by the threat of rejections or price renegotiations.
Common Tomato Defects
The following defects are the ones that are most likely to affect tomato quality across the supply chain:
Common Tomato Attributes for Tomato Quality Evaluation
The following internal and external tomato attributes are commonly used for quality evaluation:
For the full list of attributes that the Clarifruit platform currently evaluates and recommended quality standards for each, download our free app now.
The Clarifruit platform also integrates with 3rd-party technology to evaluate external tomato attributes. Learn more here.
Tomato Growing Seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
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