Once the fruit reaches the packing plant, it is classified based on different quality categories, selecting the bananas according to the scope accepted by the Client.
The bunch is classified by size, pulp quality and appearance. The hands are then cut off taking care not to damage the neck of the fingers and get rid of the damaged fingers.
The hand is divided into groups of 4 and 7 fingers. The fruit is rechecked to remove any that have spots, etc.
The next step is to carry out the second fumigation to eliminate possible residues and create a protective layer against pathogens, guaranteeing the preservation of its quality and that the consumer receives a completely healthy product.
Subsequently, the labels are placed individually, the fruit is packed and vacuumed, then the lids are placed on the boxes and the fruit is loaded on the pallets that hold it inside the containers that are delivered to the port of Guayaquil or Puerto Bolívar to be We export to our clients in different countries of America, Europe and Asia.
Visits to our producers
We generally have 2 types of visits to our producers.
The first and most important is the verification of the phytosanitary status of the farms and packaging. This visit is carried out at least every 4 weeks, and is the one that determines if the farm is in approved conditions to process fruit for us or not.
In this visit we verify the conditions of the plantation, including that: there are no flooded areas, there are no problems of defoliation due to diseases or insects, etc.
The other visit generally occurs on the day of the process to certify that everything is carried out under the specification and requirements of FRUTIBONI SA
GLOBALGAP is an international program with established Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) standards that guarantee the consumer who buys a GLOBALGAP certified product that the product was grown under the required standards.
With the certification the producers demonstrate their adherence to the GLOBALGAP Standards.
For consumers, supermarkets and retailers, the GLOBALGAP certificate gives them the peace of mind that the purchased product reaches accepted levels of quality and safety, which has been produced in a sustainable way, respecting the health, safety and well-being of workers and the environment. .