FROM FARM TO MARKET
Below is an overview of Twiga’s banana handling process, where the company helps to handle, process and ripen bananas in accordance with strict food quality control guidelines.
The company harvests bananas while they are mature but still green. They are then de-handed, cleaned with antifungals and sodium hypochlorite, and packing into crates ready for transportation to its warehouses.
Once received, the bananas are weighed and graded, with each bunch checked to confirm that it meets Twiga’s stringent quality standards.
Here, the bananas are carefully placed in crates and loaded into modern state-of-the-art cooling rooms that control the natural ripening process. This usually takes between five and eight days, with the company’s cold storage facility able to accommodate up to 500 tonnes of bananas.
Once ready for market, the bananas are rechecked to reconfirm Twiga’s quality standards, packed into crates according to its customers’ orders and dispatched to market.
The organisation delivers ready for market bananas at its customers’ doorsteps for no additional cost.