Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A day in the life of a Brasilian Mango

One of our growers is packing mangos for Europe. They were kind enough to give us a tour. Below the workers are cutting the stems and placing them stem down on the line. The mangos drop into a water tank to clean them of any particles and then they move on down the line.
Next they pass through a machine that dips them in wax. It also sorts them by the blush color and weights them in order to achieve a very uniformed carton.
Once they are sorted they drop into a line, where the worker handles just that size and blush shade. This guy is then packing them into the cartons to ship.
This is the start of his pallet. It will be around 6 feet tall when it is finished.
For the tour we had to wear tight white shirts (not tight on the locals) and hair nets as they are GAP certified. There were no pictures taken of this...

1 comment:

Lana said...

oh the joke I can say at the moment... too mean... so I'll just note that it could have been worse... the shirt could be a crop top to only cover the girls.