SAFETY

The objective of this page is to explain why CyD is one of the most reliable and sustainable stone fruit exporters of the Southern hemisphere.

All the growers have shares in CyD or have family members within the business .

The CyD team and also the managers of the farms and facilities have been working together for many years. We are devoted to long term business and partnerships to achieve this goal, and we are fanatical about delivering safe, innovative and delicious fruit.

To achieve the first objective all the facilities have as a minimum BRC certifications and the farms all have Global Gap certification. Our traceability process can identify to the block of the farm and line in the pack house.

We have successfully managed to work throughout the pandemic in 2020, and we have never stopped. Please find in the following description about BRC, Global Gap and a little abstract about Covid.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is a trade association for the UK food retail industry created in 1992. The BRC has published standards for best practices for the food and manufacturing industries for two decades, and also publishes the On-Pack recycling standards for the UK. The BRC Global Food standard has been in existence since 1998, and in 2000 was the first food safety standard to be recognized by the GFSI organization, which means the standard meets their "benchmark" criteria for acceptance. The standard is designed as a "total quality management" program, and includes both food safety requirements and quality requirements which food manufacturers must meet in order to be certified".

Source: https://safefoodalliance.com

GLOBAL G.A.P. is the internationally recognized standard for farm production. Our core product is the result of years of intensive research and collaboration with industry experts, producers and retailers around the globe. Our goal is safe and sustainable agricultural production to benefit farmers, retailers and consumers throughout the world.

GLOBAL G.A.P. Certification covers:

  • Food safety and traceability
  • Environment (including biodiversity)
  • Workers' health, safety and welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Includes Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC), Quality Management Systems (QMS), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Our standard demands, among other things, greater efficiency in production. It improves business performance and reduces waste of vital resources. It also requires a general approach to farming that builds in best practices for generations to come.

Source: https://www.globalgap.org/uk_en/index.html

Covid:
The main way to avoid the problems and spread of the Covid is to assume all the people including ourselves have the disease.

We have spent the resource required and continue to use masks when required, wash hands more often and maintain physical distance.

All the facilities and farms have the resources to cope with these additional requirements and regulations.

In these links you can see the main guides from the Chilean fruit industry. In the edition of these documents part of the CyD team participated.

- Best practices for the prevention of Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 in fruit farms, farm packing and fruit packing houses
- Checklist for best practices for the prevention of coronavirus SARS CoV-2 in fruit farms, farm packing and fruit packing houses