Angon Fruit supplies its products to premium markets globally. In order to supply to these specific markets, the products have to comply with the highest standards. These accredited high standards are integrated into all aspects of the production, packaging and marketing of our fruit.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) enrolment program for packaging is used to encourage the development of best practices in factories where product safety, hygiene and quality systems for packaging are still developing. The program is designed to help your site progress towards full certification over a period of time. The program provides an introduction to the BRC Standard and certification processes, and has been specifically designed to encourage the development of best practice in terms of product safety, integrity and quality.
FARMING FOR THE FUTURE
Farming for the future is a holistic and scientific farming approach to produce quality food, improve and maintain soil quality, save water and reduce dependence on synthetic inputs. All this is done with a keen focus on protecting natural resources and preserving biodiversity on the farm. Improved soil quality means better water retention and micronutrients for the plant and fewer chemical interventions are needed. The result is a farm that can achieve consistent crops even in the face of severe drought because it has systemically enabled the whole system to become more resilient.
The Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA) program was established as a pro-active response by the South African fruit industry under the mantle of Fruit South Africa to promote sound and ongoing improvement of ethical labour practices on South African fruit farms and pack houses. It is a holistic program that identifies problems that may exist, usually by means of an independent third party audit and responds with appropriate support and interventions, including awareness-raising and relevant capacity-building program.
M&S FIELD TO FORK
The retailer Marks & Spencer has its own farm assurance scheme called Field to Fork which aims to guarantee the high quality of the food to its consumers. The audit standards are more extensive in requirements than other assurance initiatives and are regularly reviewed to ensure standards are maintained and every farm is regularly audited.
The Global Good Agricultural Practices (GlobalGAP) certification system is implemented by all farms. GlobalGAP is connecting farmers and brand owners in the production and marketing of safe food to provide reassurance for consumers. GlobalGAP laid the foundation for the protection of scarce resources by the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices with a promise for a sustainable future.
GRASP is an extension of GlobalGAP, which is called GlobalGAP Risk Assessment on Social Practice. It is a voluntary ready-to-use module developed to assess social practices on the farm, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and welfare. GRASP was designed to the complement of GlobalGAP and is a certification towards social aspects. Furthermore GRASP can be assessed together with the GlobalGAP.
DIPAR MOBILE QUALITY CONTROL
The Dipar Mobile Quality Control system is used by each Angon Fruit producer to generate a quality evaluation report of the grapes that is packed each day during the harvesting season. This report is generated via a tablet and sends to the exporter to be evaluated. It assists in marketing of the fruit to correct destination, depending on the quality specifications.