Fresh Produce Safety

QIMA/WQS offers a range of certifications for the produce industry to ensure a safe and sustainable supply chain. As retailers demand stronger quality requirements on their suppliers in order to secure their trust among consumers, it’s important to choose the right food safety standard for you.

Fresh produce is a product category that includes all raw agricultural products, but predominantly fruit and vegetables. The global fresh produce market is worth over USD 250 billion, and of all fruits and vegetables grown globally, an estimated 80% and 70% respectively are sold as whole fresh produce.

Risks in Fresh Produce Products

Being a high-risk product category, fresh produce requires careful safety checks during harvesting, storage, handling and shipping. Failure to observe proper conditions at any stage can seriously impair your product’s quality or lead to contamination.

Mitigating Risk with Audits Under Internationally Recognized Schemes

QIMA/WQS helps you secure your fresh produce supply chain at every stage with quality inspections, third-party audits and certifications under internationally recognized schemes.

Solutions for the Fresh Produce Industry:

Certifications to Internationally Recognized Schemes:

  • Add-Ons: FSMA, GRASP, Nurture, DILL GROW) 
  • SQF Food Safety Code
  • SQF Quality Program
  • SQF Food Safety Fundamentals
  • SQF Primary Production Code
  • PrimusGFS
  • Primus Standard (GAP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • UTZ, 4C (coffee and cocoa)

Supplier Assurance Audits:

  • Global Markets Programme 
  • Costco Audits

Quality Inspections

Ethical Sourcing (SMETA/Sedex)

QIMA Audits:

Why Choose QIMA/WQS for Fresh Produce Certification and Audits? 

  • A team with over 30 years of experience in the food industry supply chain, ready to deliver end-to-end solutions to your business.
  • Specialized in the food industry, with a structure designed to facilitate and expedite the complex certification process and support you every step of the way.
  • QIMA/WQS counts with local experienced food auditors approved for multiple schemes, specializing in all food quality safety areas.
  • More than 9,000 satisfied clients at every stage of the food supply chain.