FRESH TOMATOES
Product Name : FRESH TOMATOES

Description

FRESH TOMATO SPECIFICATION
Size for Tomatoes

These are typically supplied in varying size grades, with the following sizes being the most usual:

Size MMM: 40mm – 47mm
Size MM: 47mm – 57mm
Size M: 57mm – 67mm
Common Quality Defects Found in Tomatoes

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.

Tomato: Major Quality Defects

Mould / Rot / Breakdown
Pests or Insects
Disease / Fungal Growth
Tomato: Minor Quality Defects

Sizes outside of the stated grade (see above)
Colour not meeting the specific ripeness requirements
Surface Scarring or Russetting
Minor cracks to the Surface
Minor signs of age such as wrinkling and softening fruit
Distribution Temperatures for Tomato

Distribution temperatures for this product are usually between 12°C – 15°C

It should be noted here; that in most mixed product distribution scenarios, Tomato along with most other fresh produce is grouped into the chilled storage and distribution network which would be expected to run below 6°C.

Packing:

Packed in open topped corrugated cardboard boxes of 6kg