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A brief guide to the quality standards expected for the supply of fresh Grapes. We provide the basic food standards and the key fresh produce quality criteria for this product as part of a series of articles on fresh produce quality standards.
Please be aware that these specifications only reflect what we consider to be well established industry standards, commonly held knowledge and our own expertise in having conducted thousands of food quality inspections over the past 20 years. If we have made any direct reference to another source it will be referenced clearly.
There are over 8,000 grape varieties worldwide.
A minimum bunch weight of 500g and berry size of 15mm is typical for this product
Berries to be firm and mature and well attached to the vine.
We break quality defects typically into major and minor categories, with no tolerance recommended for the former, and a small tolerance recommended in the latter. This would typically be in the region of 5% - 10% of a pack by either weight or count.
Mould and rots are by far and away the most common reasons for rejections of this product.
Ideal storage temperature for this product is usually 0°C
Please note these specifications are for informational use only, if you would like a detailed specification or comprehensive list of fresh produce specifications prepared, do not hesitate to contact us on 01208 895370.