The manufacturing organisation Apoc, officially recognized by the D.M. (Ministerial Decree) of 26/04/79 and the Campania Region DPR (Decree of the President of Republic) of 09/30/98, works to strengthen and enhance the production of fruit and vegetables in full compliance with the framework of the national economy and the European Community guidelines.
There are about 700 fruit and vegetables growers that join the Organization with plantations on about 4,200 hectares of land engaged in fruit and vegetables, greenhouse and open field, in Campania, Basilicata, Apulia, Calabria, Abruzzo, Molise, Tuscany and Sicily.
The Organisation sells in processing industry over 160,000 tons. of tomato and in fresh products about 160,000 tons. of fennel, artichokes, tomato, arugula, melons, table grapes, lettuce, cucumbers, chestnuts, peppers, strawberries, broccoli, kale, provided to the national and foreign GDO (large-scale retail trade). The Organisation, with its own integrated production regulation, establishes rules for its Associates to protect the environment and the consumer’s health.
Right inside, it has its own certificate system of production chain traceability and another one of quality management. The APOC is a member of UIAPOA (National Union of Associations of Fruit, vegetables and citrus producers).
The organic certification achieved by APOC and its Associates allows to export the “bio” product in different countries participating in the European Union.The EU organic farming logo offers consumers the security about the origin and quality of food and beverage production. The presence of the logo on them is in compliance with the European regulations on organic farming.
The certification ” hill tomato” was achieved as a result of the verification of productions in the field as well as a particular regulation drawn up by the Organisation, in which areas, growing techniques and varieties to be taken in order to characterize the final product, are well explained and defined.
Pomo Gold is the excellence Apoc tomato brand. It is an industrial tomato, in round and elongated type, obtained following a production line selected “gold line”. Apoc assists producers who undertake the path of quality, rewards their efforts and promotes the right recognition.
The 100% Italian product certification is the result of a series of tests performed before on the agronomic technical management system to examine the contractual commitments, the choice of suppliers, the management of documentation and all the planned checks carried out among the farmers; then they are followed by accurate spot-checks to ensure consistency between the official documentation and the agricultural companies features.
Certified quality for the production of table grapes: this is the new challenge undertaken by Apoc alongside his associates. A specific regulation guides the realization of a product responding to precise features in terms of size, colour and brix degree. Quality product made in a highly territorial area suited by specialised and sensitive producers to mitigate the impact of agriculture on the environment.