THE HIGHEST STANDARD:
FROM FARM TO FORK

We pride ourselves in delivering fresh, quality avocados all-year round.

FARM TO FORK: THE PROCESS

The Millswood Promise

We apply a rigorous in-house Quality Management System (QMS) across the supply chain to ensure only the finest avocados are delivered to our customers. Quality is mostly determined at the orchard, however, it extends to transportation, handling, packaging, and shipping.

     For detailed information on our approach to quality please request a copy of the Millswood Avocado QMS below.

POST-HARVEST

         

           Our avocados are hand-picked from the orchard and placed in large crates in a labor-intensive process that occurs before sunrise. Before packaging, avocados are pre-cooled to increase their longevity. Graders then hand check and sort avocados by size in laminated carton boxes.

 

Once packaged , the fruits are transported from the pack-house to port in Controlled Atmosphere (CA) containers and exported by air or by sea. Our Quality Management System (QMS) is designed to ensure quality from the farm to the consumer. The QMS is based on total quality management; that is, the process of achieving and maintaining quality at all stages of the value chain.

Packaging

Avocados are packed in 4 kg or 10 kg laminated carton boxes designed to be both cold and weight resistant.

 

Packing may occur by hand or by machine according to the country and/or buyer specifications.

Logistics

We manage our logistics to ship avocados safely and in great quality around the world, all-year round.

 

Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology allows us to keep Avocados fresh in transit for up to 60 days.

Standards

We comply with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Standard FFV-42: Concerning Marketing and Commercial Quality Control of Avocados.
Please download the Standard below.