QTrade uses the risk-based approach to food safety, which begins with a rigorous vendor-selection program through which it examines credentials, evaluates the production process, and conducts detailed on-site inspections. QTrade also evaluates intangibles such as the commitment of ownership to employee welfare and training, and its ability to invest in quality-related technology.
All approved purchase lots are tasted at approval, before shipping, and on arrival. If there is further processing at the QTrade facility, the lot is tasted throughout the process. Pesticide and microbial levels are tested by third-party laboratories.