Dried chick peas are delivered to the factory. Each load is sampled and assessed for foreign material, seed size and physical defects. The load is then soaked for 24 hours, cooked for a time sufficient to ensure that lectin levels to below 400 HU/g, frozen and filled into bulk palletainers. The frozen beans are sampled and assessed against this specification. The palletainers are then labelled and transferred to the cold store, where they are stored at –18°C until required for packing.
During packing the Chick Peas are inspected & colour sorted before weighing and filling into blue poly lined cartons or sacks. The cartons/sacks are Best Before and Production date coded, check weighed, metal detected, palletised and stretchwrapped before being returned to store at –18°C to await despatch.