Onions

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Description

SPECIFICATION

 

Size for Red Onions

 

Minimum diameter 60mm.

 

Common Quality Defects Found in Red Onions

 

We break quality defects typically into major and minor categories, with no tolerance recommended for the former, and a small tolerance recommended in the latter. This would typically be in the region of 5% – 10% of a pack by either weight or count.

 

Red Onion: Major Quality Defects

 

  • Mould, Rots or Breakdown
  • Pest Damage, Infestation, Taints or Foreign Bodies

 

Red Onion: Minor Quality Defects

 

  • Defects in size and shape not affecting the overall appearance of the product
  • Skin or colour defects not affecting the life of the product, not exceeding 1cm sq. and not affecting internal quality of the product
  • Absence of outer skin, light staining to outer layers

 

Storage Temperatures for Red Onions

 

Storage temperatures for this product are usually between 0°- 4°C

 

It should be noted here, that in most mixed product distribution scenarios, red onion along with most other fresh produce is grouped into the chilled storage and distribution network which would be expected to run below 6C.

 

Available Packing:

Mesh Bags – 2lb, 3lb, 5lb pre-packs, 10lb, 25lb, and 50 lb. Cartons – 40lb or 50 lb.

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