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Standardisation and quality


1) Minimum requirements for tomatoes:

– Intact, clean, fresh and healthy in appearance. Practically free of any foreign smell and/or taste.

 In Vine tomatoes the stalks must be fresh, healthy, clean and free from all leaves and any visible foreign matter.

2) Category I tomatoes:

– They must be reasonably firm and characteristic of the variety, free of cracks and visible greenback.

– They may have a slight defect in shape, development, colouring and skin.

– Uniformity in size, Homogeneity in COLOUR and RIPENESS.

– Tolerances: tolerances of 10% in respect of quality and size shall be allowed in each lot for produce not satisfying the requirements of the class indicated.

 In the case of vine tomatoes a Minimum 4 units per bunch.

 Ribbed tomatoes may show healed cracks not more than 1 cm long.

3) Category II tomatoes:

– They may have a slight defect in shape, development, colouring and skin defects or bruises, provided the fruit is not seriously affected.

– They must be firm and not show unhealed cracks. Healed cracks not more than 3 cm in length are accepted.

– Tolerances: A total tolerance of 10 per cent of tomatoes satisfying neither the requirements of the class nor the minimum requirements is allowed. Within this tolerance not more than 2 per cent in total may consist of produce affected by decay or any deterioration such as to make it unfit for consumption.

  In Vine tomato branches of 2 or 3 units and branches with 4 or more units of different size and a tolerance of 10% by number or weight of tomatoes detached from the stalk is allowed.

4) UNIFORMITY in tomatoes:

Each package must contain only tomatoes of the same origin, variety or commercial type, quality and size. The visible part of the contents of the package must be representative of the entire contents.

  In cherry pear tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in class I: Uniformity in COLOUR, ripeness and LENGTH

Color chart

Color chart
CASI quality

The main differentiation of CASI is the value that the farmer provides to its product as it is classified in their own facilities. The product is collected and is automatically sorted and packaged to be sold at auction.

In order to ensure high quality to its customers, a team of over 30 field technicians assist in production planning and recommend varieties, ensuring the proper use of agricultural techniques to guarantee food security. The products undergo comprehensive quality control in CASI facilities, where the final category of the product is decided.

This department collects and analyses data so that quality always remains constant and homogeneous. To control the quality of our tomatoes we conduct regular tests to ensure CASI offers the highest quality.

Furthermore, in our laboratories we perform constant post-harvest conservation and behaviour analysis.


Organic by CASI

 Use local, renewable resources, prevent pollution and waste and maintain or increase soil organic matter

 Maintain soil fertility in the long term by multi-annual crop rotation.

 Maintain and promote the natural and agricultural biodiversity protecting wildlife and plant habitats.

 Promote responsible use and conservation of water and life within it.

 Avoid all forms of pollution that may be caused by agricultural techniques and mineral nitrogen fertilisers shall not be used.

 Producing highly nutritious and quality food.

 Minimise the use of fossil fuels in agricultural practice. 


A centre that has been expanding year after year to become the great Auction it is today.

  • It is the head office and Auction centre for CASI.

  • The product is classified and standardised directly by the farmer and is sold the same day.

  • It is capable of managing up to 3 million kg of tomatoes per day.


A new tomato reference space in Almeria.

  • CASI packing station.

  • Adquired in September 2013, it has approximately 44,765 m².

  • One of the most modern production centres in Europe equipped with the latest machinery and technology.

  • It covers market demand in direct marketing and preparation.


CASI Organic centre

  • It is CASI’s Organic centre since the beginning of the 2015/16 season

  • Engaged in the production of Organic products to meet market demands.