Quality Control
for the Produce Industry

QIMA offers accurate and reliable product inspections for produce, helping you ensure quality and safety at every stage of your supply chain.

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Why QIMA for Produce Inspections and Audits?

Strong leadership in key fresh produce markets
Experienced inspectors with agronomical background
Expertise in complex produce, including berries
Detailed inspection reports available online and via mobile app

Quality Control Tailored for the Produce Industry

Inspections for All Types of Fresh Produce
  • Berries: blueberries, blackberries, cherries
  • Tropical fruits: mangos, pineapples, asparagus, kiwi
  • Traditional fruits: apples, pears, avocados, grapes, lemon, orange, clementines
  • Other fruits and vegetables: lettuce, tomatoes, chilies
  • Beans, corn, nuts, grains, cereals
Solutions for Produce Safety
  • Quality check (color, maturity, firmness, shape)
  • Weight and diameter check
  • Defects check (including amount and seriousness of defects)
Produce Supplier Audits
  • Hygiene audits (GHP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Ethical audits
  • Food Safety Audits & Certification

QIMA Helps Monitor Every Step of the Produce Supply Chain



Inspections (bulk and packed) at reception,
process and dispatch
Temperature control

Inspections for shipping companies before / after shipment

Inspections (bulk and packed) at arrival, re-packing and dispatch supervision
Temperature control

Inspections at reception in DC's and stores
Process audits
Temperature control

Dedicated Produce Inspection Report

A detailed report with inspection results and photographs will be delivered to you by email on the same day as the inspection is performed.

The report will also be available in your personal QIMA dashboard, accessible online and on mobile, giving you the flexibility to make informed decisions for your shipment – any place, any time. Access to reports can be shared and controlled between retailers and suppliers.

Comprehensive Produce QC at the Source or Destination

Our specialized inspectors will check your produce to ensure its quality before and after shipping:

  • Condition of inventory: ensure that products can be shipped safely
  • Temperature control: check and monitor post-harvest temperature and storage conditions for your produce
  • Orders supervision: to help you sort and dispatch your produce orders
  • Re-packing supervision

QIMA produce inspectors follow detailed inspection protocols, prepared by our experts based on international regulations, standards of your destination market, and your own requirements.

Our sampling process strictly follows the ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 (ISO 2859-1) international sampling procedure and the guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius.

About Us

In 2016, Produce Inspectors of America (PIA) has joined the QIMA group to form the Fresh Produce Quality Control team of QIMA.

PIA had grown since the early 2000's to become a leader in fresh produce quality control services, opening offices in North America, Latin America and Europe.

QIMA is a global leading quality control and compliance service provider that partners with brands, retailers and importers in the consumer goods and food sectors to secure, manage and optimize their global supply chain.

QIMA operates in 85 countries; with over 2,000 inspectors and auditors classified by product range and account managers speaking over 20 languages, QIMA is Your Eyes in the Supply Chain!™

Learn more about the QIMA Group

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Find a QIMA office to help with your unique supply chain needs


Hong Kong

Sino Plaza
8th Floor
255-257 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 3165 8838

United Kingdom

Unit K Castle Road
Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3RN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1795433617

The Netherlands

Honderdland 246
Eurolink Business Park,
2676 LV, Maasdijk,
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 174512463

Chile - QIMA Produce

Juan de Valiente 3630,
Piso 5,
Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile

United States

8725 NW 18th Terrace,
Suite 409,
Miami, Florida 33172

Tel: +1 305 640 1515

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