Our Canned goods circuits begin with nature. Our agricultural partners, who guarantee that the environment is respected, harvest and provide vegetables which strictly respect every detail of our supply charter.
All the analyses and checks aim to ensure the conformity of the vegetables with Bonduelle's requirements: taste, size, maturity, colour, etc.
Sorting by ventilation
An air-flow system separates the denser products (seeds) from the lighter ones (leaves, pods).
Stone removal, washing
An air-flow system isolates any stones, shards of glass, and other objects, from the selected vegetables. The vegetables are then washed: this essential operation removes foreign materials (soil, dust) and potential contaminations from the soil.
Our machine mechanically trims the tips off all vegetables.
Extra-fine, fine, very fine, etc. Certain products, once in the perforated cylinders, are selected based on their size.
This operation uses hot water or steam to remove the gases contained in the vegetables, toning down overpowering tastes, and reducing enzymatic degradation.
The ideal quantity of vegetables must be dosed according to what is stated on the label. We use particularly precise volumetric or weight processes.
Juice composed of water, salt and spices is used in most canned products. This reveals the taste of the products, while improving their cooking conditions.
Another important step, where cans are sealed using an innovative folding system. A tightening process guarantees watertightness and thus preserves the vegetables. The Best Before Date can then be indicated on the can.
Any microbes that could render the product unfit for consumption are destroyed. A very high temperature ensures that the vegetables are cooked and preserved.
Storage of blank cans
Once cooled, the cans are stacked and placed on palettes, then stored in warehouses. This is towards the end of the half-day period between the field and the factory.
Following the preparation of the order, we proceed to the labelling process. The consumer must be able to find simple and clear information in his language: nutritional value, contents, guidelines, weight, etc.
The palettes of cans are ready to be loaded.