Quality is in our DNA, from seed to shelf.
Part of the Chiquita Difference is our companywide, laser-like focus on providing quality products for our consumers and quality service for our business partners.
This focus is built into the DNA of Chiquita, and it can be found in every area of our business—from seed to shelf! The symbol of this quality has been represented for the past more than 50 years with our famous, iconic Blue Label.
Our team—the employees behind our label—is what makes our quality products so special.
Quality on the job
The Chiquita Difference is part of every stage and level of growing and processing. From the workers who take care of our plants and harvest our fruits and salads, to the carriers that deliver our containers and trucks every day to your supermarket, we perform our job with pride, dedication, loyalty and responsibility.
Quality in our Chiquita bananas...
- Our team has some of the deepest agricultural and technical expertise in growing, harvesting, and optimizing banana quality in the industry.
- We offer our certified growers technical assistance and work with them along the entire product life cycle to maximize and maintain banana quality.
- Our product supply control plans ensure we meet important consumer definitions of banana quality.
- We hire highly specialized third-party auditors to inspect our products at the retail level and ensure that we're meeting outstanding quality expectations.
Food and Safety Certifications
G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice – and GLOBAL G.A.P. is the worldwide standard that assures it. They are a global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. They set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.
2003 – Owned farms in Colombia, Costa Rica & Panama certified
2005 to present – 100% owned farms certified