IQF Blueberries, organic and conventional

A Grade Blueberries

Frozen Blueberries

South America is becoming increasingly important in the global supply of blueberries, with Chile being one of the largest producers of Blueberries in the world, and Argentina increasing their output year on year, with a good offering of Organic blueberries as well.  This region has not yet reached their maximum productive capacity.

Due to the demand for Blueberries, the best time to negotiate supply is before the harvest where TradeLink can work with you and our growers to secure supply of Blueberries, graded and packed to your specifications.

TradeLink supplies both wild and cultivated blueberries.  The Genus is Vaccinium myrtillus which is the common wild blueberry found in Europe and Canada mainly.   Common names for wild blueberry are: Wild Blueberry, European Blueberry or Bilberry.  The other genus is cultivated and is Vaccinium Angustifolium so it is not be to confused with this.

Our growers comply with Global Gap and all traceability standards and pesticide policies.

Blueberry products available:

  • Conventional IQF Blueberries
  • Organic IQF Blueberries
  • Graded to specification
  • A Grade
  • Industry Grade

Order process for pre-orders

Pre-ordering your blueberry stock is a way to guarantee stock and lock in your costs and for the farmer this provides a guarantee that his stock will be sold.  The process TradeLink International follows for all orders, including pre-orders, is as follows: Customer places order with purchase order tied to a specification.  On shipment, TradeLink International undertakes a full third party analysis to confirm product shipped is within parameters of the specification and only conforming product is shipped.  If product is not within specification the purchase order loses its validity with no obligation on the customer to take the sub-standard product.

Certifications & Documentation

Certifications:

Global GAP

HACCP

BRC

Organic

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Blueberries

Commodity Code: 2008999990 (source)

20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
08 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included
999990 Other

Import Duties for IQF Blueberries

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

Chile > EU/UK: Duty Free (source)
Argentina > EU/UK: 18.4% (source)

Chile > USA: Duty Free (source)
Argentina > USA: Duty Free (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.

 

Packaging & Shipping

Blueberry Shipping Instructions

Risks: Blueberries can risk defrosting if refer container is in transit for extended amounts of times without the freezer unit powered on.  For quality assurance we recommend a temperature data logger is used.

Packaging: 13.6kg or 10kg bag in box, or boxes containing 4 bags of 2.5kg each.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: Sea freight refer container.

Quantity per container:

  • 16.8 metric tonnes in 40ft container (palletized)

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Specifications for 2016 Argentine Organic IQF Blueberries

 

Sample Product Specifications

TradeLink specializes in supplying product to your specifications. Use our quote request tool at the bottom of this page to submit your particular requirements.

Country of Origin: South America & North America

Appearance: Free flowing, clean berries.

Taste: Typical, without off flavour or odour, soft texture

Colour: Dark Blue, max 5% red/dark pink, 0% green or part green

Packaging: 10kg bag in box or 4 x 2.5kg, labelled with Packer, Product Description, Net weight, and Lot Number

Quality (per 100PCS)
Broken berries : 3% max
Unripe berries : 1% max
Overripe berries : 1% max
Frozen blocks, uneasy to separate : 1% max
Stalks : 0.5% max
Berry Count (per Kg) : 400-600

Microbiological Specifications
Total Plate Count : < 100’000
Total coliforms : < 1’000
Yeast & Mould : < 1’000
E-Coli : Absent in 25g
Staph aureus : < 20
Bacillus cereus : < 20
Salmonella : Absent in 25g
Lsiteria : Absent in 25g
Pesticide Residues : MRL to Australian Standards

Nutritional Information (per 100g)
Energy – calories : 54
Energy – Kjoules :
Protein (g) : 0.36
Carbohydrate total (g) : 12
Fat total (g) : 0
Dietary fibre (g) : 3.07
Sodium (mg) : 0
Added Sugar : 0
Added Salt : 0

Metal Detection: 1.0mm Ferrous, 1.0mm Non Ferrous & 1.5mm Stainless Steel
Storage : at a temperature of -18°C or below
Shelf life : 24 months from production date.

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