Training Module P16: Exotic fruit: including pineapple, pomegranate, lychee and mango

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Course information

Date: 6 september 2023 t/m 27 september 2023
Location: Den Bosch
Course duration: 32,0 uur
Price (incl. coursematerial, excl. VAT): € 1185
Certificate: Yes


During the product module on exotic fruit, the following topics will be covered:

  • Names, origin, history and appearance of the products covered
  • Production and trade flows in the Netherlands and the European Union
  • Cultivation, cultivation methods, varieties, harvesting, diseases & defects, professional terminology and terms
    A) EU regulations on “Specific standards” for applicable products
    B) EU regulations on “General standards” for other products
    C) UNECE guidelines for the non-standardized products
  • Storage conditions, storage duration, temperature, mixed storage conditions. Among others, allergens/bio
  • Practical inspection using samples or batches, training in assessing, classifying, checking and/or correcting product quality
  • Recognize varieties, products, maturity stages, diseases and defects
  • Application of public and private regulations and quality and grading regulations of EU, KCB and marketing organizations
  • Being able to judge and apply phytosanitary, residue, tolerance, packaging,  packaging and marking regulations.
  • Company visits to, for example, cultivation companies or packing stations


During this product module, both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are tested. Of these, at least 70% must be satisfactory. When the module is completed with sufficient results (at least a 6.0 for the practical exam) the student receives a certificate and grade list. The study load for this course is 3 hours per exam. There will be 3 exams.


The certificate of the fruit and vegetable quality officer course and the fruit and vegetable quality assurance inspector course are recognized by the AGF Groothandelsbranche
(Handel Groeit).


For the in-company course, we can offer you a customized quotation.

Subsidy opportunities

Companies under the scope of the CLA for the Fruit and Vegetable Trade and are known to have an affiliation number with Wissenraet & van Spaendock in Tilburg can obtain subsidies on various courses from Normec Foodcare. Check the page subsidy possibilities.

Author: Sjoerd Remmers Teamleider Training & Education

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