Did you know that CDFA’s Shipping Point Inspection Program conducts cherry inspections at packing houses to help ensure that California cherries meet state and national standards? Packing houses are hard at work this month to get freshly-picked California cherries to consumers worldwide.
Packing house inspectors must go through 40 initial hours of training–and eight additional hours annually–to receive a USDA license to properly inspect California cherries for quality, size, maturity and firmness. Cherries are separated by size and quality and packaged for distribution.
This is a blog for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Inspection Services Division (ISD). Read here for the latest news about how ISD is providing Californians professional services that support and contribute to a safe, abundant and quality food supply; environmentally sound agricultural practices; and an equitable marketplace for California agriculture.