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To meet international food safety standards and maintain premium quality of our offerings, we employ strict checks at critical points in the supply chain and adhere to stringent regulatory requirements.Accreditation to APEDA, USFDA, FSSAI, ISO 22000:2005, BRC, HACCP for processing and packaging makes us reliable processors and exporters globally. Tests for agro-chemical residue, heavy metals and pesticides are conducted under QS certified laboratories like EUROFINS, SGS, TUV. We are a government certified export house under the provisions of Foreign Trade Policy of the Indian Government.Here’s a quick glance at our lab and our quality procedures:

Quality Lab at Shimla Hills

UV spectrophotometer:

A UV spectrophotometer has been imported from US, specifically for analysing the colour of product (pulp, puree and concentrate) and to see if it matches the accurate colour particularity. A record of which is available for clients reference anytime needed.

Digital Refractometer:

Digital Refractometer is used for finding the precise BRIX value and we are one of the pioneers in using this instrument in India.

Laboratory Scale Homogenizer:

Laboratory Scale Homogenizer is used for simulation of the juice preparation using pulp with different recipes as per the customer requirement. This instrument is also required for stability and shelf life study of the product.

Physical and Chemical Lab:

Physical and Chemical Lab checks the products for various parameters by taking samples every one hour. The readings are recorded in Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) format and sent for client reference on request.

Organoleptic Lab:

Organoleptic Lab undertakes organoleptic test that is based on a 'ten scale procedure' which includes a detailed sensory examination for finished products.

Microbiological Lab:

Microbiological Lab is well-appointed with latest equipment and a team of highly qualified microbiologists overseeing work there.

 

We do understand that having a quality management infrastructure and a quality management perspective doesn’t suffice alone. For any food company, it is equally imperative to devise a credible and foolproof way to execute it and achieve it all the time. To help us live up to our motto of "Quality, Delivered", not just once, but every time we have a mandate for quality adherence. A brief of which is listed below:

Quality Procedures at Shimla Hills:

  • Plant production and operations are done according to HACCP standards.
  • The food safety and quality is made sure through Critical Control Points (CCP).
  • Quality starts right from the farm. Regular surveys are done to check the plantations and the fruit from time to time.
  • A robust traceability system that involves forward traceability and backward traceability has been kept in place for fruits coming to factory and the processed products.
  • On the day of production fully ripened, matured and blemish free pulp is used for production.
  • Fruits pass through a 3 stage washing cycle to ensure it is free from any microbiological and physical impurities.
  • A meticulous quality is ensured through triple check mechanism.
  • Fruit ripening through government approved Ethylene system as against commonly used Carbide ripening.
  • Every 48 hours, CIP record is taken to ensure the sterility of the manufacturing plants, working stations and the machinery.
  • Hygiene, jewellery and glass policies are stringently adhered to.
  • Separate hygiene stations and appropriate working gears are provided to the team involved in production.
  • The manufacturing facility is cleaned every day, while a written record of the same is duly maintained.
  • Samples from finished products and the fruits selected randomly from the farms are sent to external labs for testing heavy metals and pesticides.
  • Warehouses are located at most strategic locations for quick transportation through air, water and land.
  • The finished goods are packed in best packaging material to guarantee quality that remains same as it was during production.
  • Temper evident seals with full traceability and superior quality MS drums with high gauge are used for packaging.
  • Goglio fresco bags are used for aseptic filling of pulp. This ensures the quality remains intact till it reaches the client destination.
  • The finished product is hygienically stored at warehouse at ambient temperature and transported using proper transportation management from the farms till its final destination.

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