Use purchasing specifications that include food safety requirements, such as maintaining produce at the proper temperature, maintaining clean and pest-free storage areas and delivery vehicles, and complying with federal and state food safety laws and regulations. Ensure suppliers are getting produce from licensed, reputable sources. Check storage and handling practices of vendors. Establish procedures for inspecting and accepting or rejecting incoming deliveries. Procedures should include checking the condition of the fresh produce and the transportation vehicles to make sure specifications are met.
Nondestructive quality evaluation of fruits is important and very vital for the food and agricultural industry. The fruits in the market should satisfy the consumer preferences. Traditionally grading of fruits is performed primarily by visual inspection using size as a particular quality attribute. Image processing offers solution for automated fruit size grading to provide accurate, reliable, consistent and quantitative information apart from handling large volumes, which may not be achieved by employing human graders. A fruit size detecting and grading system based on image processing. Early assessment of fruit quality requires new tools for size and color measurement. After capturing the fruit side view image, some fruit characters is extracted by using detecting algorithms. According to these characters, grading is realized. Experiments show that this embedded grading system has the advantage of high accuracy of grading, high speed and low cost. It will have a good prospect of application in fruit quality detecting and grading areas. Embedded system, size detecting, fruit grading, image processing.