The Overlooked Importance of Spanish Solutions for Fresh Produce Compliance
Mexico and Latin America contribute no small amount to the fresh produce trade. According to USDA statistics:
|Of imports to the U.S. came from Mexico in 2020|
|Of field workers in the U.S. were born in Mexico|
This raises an obvious question: if the industry relies upon a predominantly Spanish workforce, then why are most digital food safety solutions exclusively in English?
Today’s dynamic workforces call for more dynamic solutions to unlock safety and quality enhancements.
Beyond English: Delivering Diverse Solutions
Many software solutions focus on being advanced and overlook the importance of usability. Provision has prioritized intuitive design to earn adoption among those who have low-to-no software experience. The platform’s language flexibility enables Spanish staff to capture food safety and quality data in less time and with less uncertainty than if they were using paper.
To meet the demand for comprehensive Spanish solutions, Provision has partnered with Grupo Delcen – an industry leader with an impressive track record in food safety services. With over 30 years of experience and an impressive portfolio of customers in the food safety space, Delcen’s presence in 14 countries across Latin America makes them uniquely suited to serve Provision’s Spanish clients.
“Multilingual solutions can unlock a competitive advantage for fresh produce companies looking to gain or maintain market access. Provision is a powerful tool that saves time, cost, and risk in safety and quality programs. With the help of Grupo Delcen, it becomes even more accessible for growers and packers around the world.”
Joaquin Nava • CEO, Grupo Delcen
The End Game: Unlocking Value for Spanish Growers and Packers
Provision and Grupo Delcen enable fresh produce operations to transcend language barriers by leveraging modern technology. This ensures that complex requirements such as FSMA compliance become even more manageable, paving the way for safer and more effective supply chains.
Multi-lingual produce packer, Double Diamond Fruit, has achieved:
Clients across North America and Latin America alike are attesting to the value of this approach:
“Provision is easy to use and has shown the flexibility to adjust to the needs of our operation. The service we have received so far has been great. Delcen’s implementation team have been concerned with solving and adjusting the system to meet our needs.”
Elva Casares, Fiesta & Arte Sano (U.S.A)
“Provision has the tools we need to elevate the quality and efficiency of our compliance processes. The program is easy to use, available in Spanish, and reasonable in price, which offers a great opportunity.”
Sara Aponte, Plaza Foods (Puerto Rico)
In a world where language should never be a barrier to safety and efficiency, Provision and Grupo Delcen are breaking down linguistic walls to make the fresh produce industry safer and more accessible for all.