Developing a produce delivery form
A key component to traceability for a fresh produce buyer is having a delivery form for their records. Outlined are the specific things that need to be on a typical produce delivery form.
Good business dictates that the more professional an operation looks, the more serious it will be taken by buyers. It is good business to have a produce delivery form. It allows the buyer to know how to find their customer easily. Implementation of GAPs on fresh produce farms requires them to provide a delivery form with every delivery.
The information fields needed on a produce delivery form are shown below (substitute with appropriate orientation) on a sample produce delivery form for the Rogers Farm. Growers will want to include a sample produce delivery form on a page in their food safety manual as well. Many fresh produce growers have incorporated this information as part of their receipt with a tear-off portion that they take with them as a receipt of delivery. This serves as a record that the load was delivered and received by someone at the buyer’s firm.