Receiving and inspecting fresh produce is the first step to ensuring a quality end product for our customers. Performance Produce invests a significant amount of resources in procuring quality produce to serve our customers, and our care and thoroughness in receiving and inspecting each shipment helps protect this investment.
The following are important questions Performance Produce asks and answers when receiving and inspecting each shipment of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Did we receive the specific items ordered?
Performance Produce keeps careful records of all orders placed and scrutinize every shipment against those records. If we ordered a specific variety of produce for a specific use, we make sure we received what we ordered. As you know, iceberg lettuce and butter lettuce may not serve the same purpose, and every shipment consumes vital resources. Put simply, we don’t compromise on our orders – we order and grow what we need.
Did we receive the amount ordered? Per Performance Produce's established procedures, we measure our produce received to ensure it is the amount on order.
Is the produce fresh?
Performance Produce does not assume the produce delivered will be fresh. We know the product, and determine its freshness on arrival. This is critical to ensuring the longevity of our produce and to delivering a quality finished product to our customers. Indicators of fresh, quality produce include: bright, uniform color (regardless of degree of ripeness), firm flesh, absence of rot or blemish, a shiny skin and crisp leaves.
Did we receive quality produce?
Performance Produce has a clearly defined set of standard and guidelines for incoming produce. Produce that has not been shipped to our instructions, or does not meet our quality standards, will not be used. We don't settle!
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