Quality at the Spyros Peter Goudas Plant
Peter Goudas does not just buy beans.
Mr. Perer Goudas selects beans.
This is a very long and arduous process, which entails much more than just packing beans in a bag and shipping it.
First, the area has to be identified. Each bean or pea has a location where it grows best.
It therefore comes as no surprise that Goudas Foods sources different varieties from different locations.
For instance: we source Lima beans and pigeon peas from Peru, jumbo chick peas from Mexico, lentils from Winnipeg, black eye peas from California, red lentils from Turkey, dhals from India, mung beans from Australia and so on...
Once we identify the product and the growing area, we look for the best growers.
While there are certain standard things that all growers do, there are those who go above and beyond, because they take extreme pride in producing the best beans in their region.
These are the growers we go with.
After much research and careful selection of the best growers, we then conduct our own inspection of the product.
The bean must have:
The Right Size
We do not select immature or old beans. We look for those that have exactly the right length and diameter, and are all of the same consistent size.
Appearance of the product is very important, whether you package it or put it in a can. Mr. Goudas checks the skin in detail to make sure that it is intact.
No Cracked or Broken Product
Under no circumstance does Mr. Goudas accept any product that is cracked, split or broken.
The Proper Colour
All beans have a characteristic colour that allows people to identify them properly.
We look for the proper colour which identifies a healthy bean, and there must be no blemishes on the skin colouration.
The bean must be finished with a proper polish to remove dust and particles.
Normally, Mr. Goudas has his beans double polished to enhance its appearance and make sure that its full beauty shows through.
Beans can be very tender, and they need to be handled properly. If they are treated in a rough manner, or transported without being adequately protected, it will arrive in a poor state at its destination.
To keep the bean intact, Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas requires that the beans be transported in air cushioned trucks, with adequate side protection to keep the load from shifting, and also reduces friction in transit which creates skin defects.
Proper Pest Control & Storage Practice
It is astounding how quickly one little egg can generate thousands of bugs and flies.
This is why we ensure that our beans are properly fumigated with environmentally friendly products, and monitored at the warehouse and store levels. We also make sure that the product is properly stored and aerated to maintain its integrity.
I'm sure ( if not before), you can appreciate that the handling of peas and beans is a very intensive, complex and delicate business.
Everything must be properly managed and monitored. Some companies are neglectful or have absolutely no concept of the proper processes involved in this segment of the business.
They think you just package some beans in a can and cook it, without consideration of all these factors, and are ignorant to think the customer will not know the difference.
Mr. Peter Goudas goes to great lengths because he strives, at all times, to make sure that he only offers the best available product to his consumers.
He has a reputation in the industry as the best bean packer and canner in the world, and now you know why the Spyros Peter Goudas beans not only look good, but taste great too!
The Video above shows Mr. Goudas demonstrating the operation of one of his many rice packaging machines. The video was created in 1978.
He deals with over 32 varieties of rice and each one is meticulously selected.
The rice being processed on this machine is Patna rice, and on the other machines he packs other rice varieties such as: Parboiled, Calrose, Brown, Natural, Basmati, Sticky, Yellow, Jasmine, etc.
These rice varieties come from all over the world including the United States, India, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Selecting rice, like beans, is a very demanding process.
The rice must be examined for the proper length that is expected with a particular varietyfor that variety, it must have the proper girth, and free from pestilence.
There must be no dust, all foreign objects (dirt, stones, sticks, metals) must be removed, and the product must be nicely finished (double polished), and sorted to remove discoloured and paddy grains.
Temperature and moisture control is also very important for rice. If these are not at the proper levels, you will get clumping and moldy product which is evident when you look at some of the other packers' product.
All this care and attention demonstrates why "Goudas Rice is Very Nice".