Our apples are completely traceable from the field to our Commit to Pack packing facility and on through the shipping supply chain. At every step, fruit quality and safety, employee health and safety, training, and efficiency are at the forefront.
High density farming techniques, leading edge refrigeration and packing technology, robust sanitation, and a company culture that demands excellence ensures we pack only the freshest and safest apples. Roche Fruit apples are world renowned because of processes built by generations of experience and adopting the highest industry standards.
Upon arrival, each load of our apples from our farms is thoroughly scrutinized and examined. We ensure our apples meet specific food safety benchmarks and hold unique quality characteristics to determine their storage duration while they await packing.
Generations of experience coupled with advanced computerized refrigeration methods allow us to intensively monitor ripeness and deliver our apples to our customers at peak freshness.
To streamline processes and capitalize on freshness, automation is strategically employed. Apples are transported to our state-of-the-art packing facility where they are washed, waxed, sorted, and graded utilizing our high-speed Greefa GeoSort packing line. Cameras and infrared technologies rapidly monitor apples’ external and internal quality. Our automatic Columbia Machine Palletizer system increases speed and efficiency of palletizing.
The organic label is a promise—from the orchard to your hands. From the extensive organic growing standards within the orchards and onward to our warehouses, we follow National Organic Program guidelines to ensure organic apples remain completely separated from conventional apples through our storage and packing processes.
Trained personnel practice stringent line changeovers and cleanings to avoid cross-contamination to organic apples. Only organic-approved materials are used in the packing process.
Roche Fruit Shipping
11 W D Street | Yakima, WA 98902