Company Overview

Introduction and History

The company was formed in mid 2004 and is in its 14th year of production. We concentrate on processing Cherry Peppers, Sweetheart Peppers and Patty Pans. Our crops are grown by dedicated local farmers, all of whom are supervised by our in-house agricultural manager.

The factory is based in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, and was set up to produce quality products in a controlled environment. Subsequent expansion has resulted in the installationa and commissioning of our canning line which enables us to produce a pasteurised, preservative-free product.

Business Practices

Carara has a wealth of experience, and capacity to produce quality pickled food products in a controlled environment.

Corporate Vision 

Carara would like to remain recognised internationally as a quality organization, specialised in Cherry Peppers and other pickled and pasteurized products.

Mission Statement

Carara Agro Processing Services has a motivated and committed team who:

  • produce safe, healthy, top quality food
  • operate under an internationally certified system
  • want to increase business sustainability through product improvement, development and overall expansion
  • would like to maintain a motivated and harmonious working environment

We achieve our vision and mission by applying the following:

Company Values

Customer Service

We will provide to best possible service to our local and international customers.

Quality, Safe Food

We guarantee our products to be consistently top quality, meeting and ensuring customer satisfaction through continual improvement.

Communication and People Development

We promote good human relations and the opportunity to be creative and innovative.

Participation and Empowermen

We develop an environment in which our employees can experience involvement that matters, accountability for problem solving, creativity and decision making so as to add value to our company.

Safety, Health and Housekeeping

We maintain the highest possible standard of safety and health in the work place environment.

Community Responsibility

We uplift our community through job creation and a community development programme where we are concentrating on projects such as:

  • Child nutrition for the underprivileged
  • Pre and Primary School assistance to several centers
  • Farmer conservation field days

FSMS Quality Standard

Current registration: FSMS International Standard certificate (FCA Level 1) No. SA/20/011

(Incorporating GFSI/FSMA (FDA), ISO 22000 and ISO/TS 22002-1).

Auditing Body - World Food Safety Organisation