Agrocolor will be able to certify the fruit and veg shipments to Tesco

Almeria-based companies will be able to have the products they sell to Tesco certified by Agrocolor after a milestone agreement was reached last Friday. In the words of the manager of Agrocolor, Luis Miguel Fernández, this will allow the marketers who hire the services of this certifier "to cut costs and speed up the processing" of these quality and food safety protocols.

Certifying agents play an essential role in the agro-food chain. They are responsible for ensuring that the products marketed meet the quality standards demanded by the distribution chains. In addition to the general quality protocols, such as Global GAP, more and more European distribution chains are asking for their own quality requirements from their fruit and vegetable suppliers.

In the case of Tesco, it is not possible to establish commercial relationships with them without having the Nurture certificate, the "ad-hoc" quality scheme for the British supermarket chain. Until now, Agrocolor was not able to validate this protocol, so when a company that worked with Agrocolor needed this quality seal, the certification had to be done through third parties. The certifier has now included Nurture to its extensive list of certifications. According to Luis Miguel Fernández, "the only label that we are not yet able to validate is the BRC," which is the quality scheme promoted by the association of distribution companies of the United Kingdom.


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