Every beet cooked and sold by the Loiret’s five processing companies goes through draconian quality control procedures, with two goals in mind: respect for the product and customer satisfaction.
Some beets may have to meet additional demands as itemised in a list of specifications. That is the case with beets which are certified “Organic” or “Red Label”.
- Organic: beets certified as organic were produced according to the Organic Farming list of specifications, which among other things prohibits the use of chemical fertiliser or synthetic phytosanitary products. Quality procedures used by the processing companies are certified by an independent agency.
- Red Label: Beets bearing the Red Label certificate are guaranteed to contain a minimum amount of sugar and to be medium-cooked.
- New Harvest: Beets that are stamped “New Harvest” have been cooked straight after harvesting, during the production period from August to October.