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Net Weight 13KG


Uniform flesh and skin characteristics within consignment.

Bright, Smooth skin free from secondary rootlets, sprouts, excessive veining or roughness

Residual soil less than 2 sq cm per piece.

Length 180mm – 300mm

Trimmed ends less than 20mm

13kg Crates.


  • 1 Pallet of Stock
  • 1 Pallet for empty Boxes
  • 1 Stack of Chep Pallets
  • 1 Pallet of Crates


1 Person on opening crates & removing empty boxes

1 Person Dropping crates and condensing completed

1 Person checking and weighing stock

2 People packing


1 carton = 1 crate

  1. Drop stock at end and middle of table
  2. Crates opened and stacked on ground behind packers
  3. Put new liner in crate.

4. Packers to check quality of cucumbers during packing process.  Any cucumbers removed due to non-conforming  issues must be replaced otherwise crates might be underweight.

5. Cucumbers to be packed in two layers with stems facing inwards.   Any excessively long stems need to be trimmed.

6. Stack completed crates at scales – weights to be checked.  Follow scales procedure and tare out before weighing.

Always Ensure the weight is above the minimum 10kg requirement.

7.   Fold and tuck in liner.

8.  Checker to Attach the Date Card & Grower Card to each Crate.


9. Stack and Complete Pallets.   Bottom and Top layer to be placed in opposite pattern to help with stability.

36 Crates per Pallet

Once pallet is completed attach the two yellow tags –  1)  Day it was packed  2) Product Code

  • Place Pallet in Coldroom for storage
  • Complete or necessary paperwork.

Completing Order for ALDI

Step 1:    Ensure you have all the necessary paperwork.

a)  QA Check Sheet                    b) Product Assessment Sheet                   c) Individual Pallet Checks

a)  QA Check Sheet – Complete all Fields.

  • Delivery Date & Order Number

Fill in Quantities :-  Cartons or Crates per Product Line 

   – Pallet 

  – Grower

  – Totals

  • Fill in Truck Temperature & Check Cleanliness upon dispatch
  • Sign the Sheet

b)  Assessment Sheet – Complete all Fields

  • Assess each product against all the criteria
  • Minor Defects – Colour, Visual appearance, Skin Marks etc
  • Major Defects – Weight, Insects, diseases, labelling or dates errors etc

  – Make any applicable comments

  –  Complete Date, Time & Sign 

  • Ensure All Crates have the a) Grower Card  B) Date Card are still attached 
  • Ensure Dates are Correct  (refer to Date Matrix  Info) 

  • Each Product Item must be on its own Pallet.  No mixed produce on Pallets is allowed.  Pick quantity as per ALDI order.  
  • Refer to the maximum number of crates per pallet above.  You must not exceed this amount.
  • Attach the A4 Product Code Sheet to the Pallet  & Write in the Quantity.

c) Complete Individual Pallet Assessment for every pallet of product in Order

  • Fill in all fields.   All checks are designed to ensure that pallets are compliant with ALDI QA distribution centre requirements.

  • Store in coldroom until truck arrives to pick-up