Food Safety & Traceability
Freshtrop recognizes food safety as the single most essential concern in the fresh produce business.

Freshtrop is the first in India and amongst a few in the world to offer 100% traceability of its produce through an online Internet based system which allows every entity of the fresh produce supply chain to track and know the complete history of the product right from its origin at a farm to the shelves of Supermarkets.

Traceability

  • This system over a period of 3 years evolved into a full-fledged ERP and SCM system which spans across the three units of Freshtrop and its head-office in Ahmedabad
  • Enables Freshtrop & its customers to plan better and track all farm inputs and productivity
  • Customers, through a web based portal can login and get comprehensive traceability information such as spray records, residue analysis reports and shipment details about each box of product they are about to receive well in advance
  • Our system has been lauded as one of the best traceability and management systems by technologists from some of the world’s most reputed retailers such as M&S, ASDA-Walmart, Delhaize and Albert Heijn
  • The system enables a significant reduction in paper records and ensures a far more efficient information dissemination environment.

100% of Freshtrop’s consignments for Europe are tested for pesticide residues before dispatch.

Certifications

GlobalGAP

In 2004, Freshtrop received its first EurepGAP PMO certification. Since then we have continuously expanded the grower base under our GlobalGAP umbrella. In 2009, more than 85% of product exported by Freshtrop was from GlobalGAP certified farms.

Freshtrop continuously works with growers to meet and exceed the standards of good agricultural practices.

BRC

Freshtrop maintains the highest standards of safety and hygiene at all facilities. In 2008, Freshtrop received BRC certification for its post-harvest management facility in Nasik. IN 2009, Freshtrop has received BRC certifications for its post-harvest management facilities at Nasik and Sangli.

ISO 22000

ISO 22000 is an international standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system covering all organizations in the food chain from “farm to fork”. A systematic and proactive approach to identification of food safety hazards, development and implementation of control measures. The standard complies with the Codex HACCP principles.

SGF

SGF International E.V. is regarded as a model of industrial self-control in the fruit juice industry and for other sectors of the food industry. This allows tracing not just the history of the products but also possible quality deviations back to their source where they can be eliminated. The participation in this control system assists the producer in the fulfillment of his necessary diligence to market only proper goods.

Kosher

This certificate indicates the adherence to Jewish Dietary Laws. Though Kosher is a religion based dietary law but it also ensures food safety by avoiding food contamination.

HALAL

Halal is a Quranic term which means lawful, permissible or legal. This certificate enables export of fresh products to Islamic countries. The term Halal is used to designate food which is permissible according to Islamic/Shariat law.

FDA

This certificate enables exports of fresh fruits/processed fruit to USA.

SEDEX

Freshtrop is a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), an organization that enables member companies to manage efficiently the ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains. Our facility at Sangli (Unit II), which is primarily used for post-harvest management of grapes and pomegranates, has been audited by a SEDEX recognized ethical auditor.