Welcome to the new “Postharvest Export” website. This website replaces the older Cullage Assessment and Education Program website. The original website was built in 2003 as part of USDA FAS project aimed at helping the industry better identify the defects and damage found when sampling cull fruit. Over the years more diverse information was added for lack of a better place to present it. The site became the primary source of information about key apple export market requirements, such as the Taiwan Systems Approach requirements. It is our hope that this new website will be better organized and have many enhancements. Some of the original content will be moved to the WSU Tree Fruit website under the postharvest section. The older site will no longer be updated and is due to be removed by the end of 2017.
Hopefully, the reorganization of the information on this website will make finding what you need more intuitive.
There are several annual training events aimed at training field and packing house technicians how to evaluate fruit for export shipments. The most notable events include the annual stone fruit cutter training in May and the Taiwan field/ bin sample and cull cutter training offered in August. For full descriptions of these and other events please visit the Training Events page. Upcoming training opportunities, if any, will be listed to the right or appear on the Training Calendar.