There was a serious out turn report of bad cocoa from overseas market in 1954 which reminded the government of a great need to have rather independent produce department to cross check the works or regional produce inspection service. To meet the desired quality control standard of export commodities for the world market Federal Produce Inspection Service was created. The Services is responsibly to the Federal Government and charged with checktesting all duly graded and sealed export produce by the State Produce Inspection Services to ensure that the quality conform with prescribed standards and grades.
The Federal Produce Inspection Service maintains effective quality control of export commodities through rebagging, inspection, checktesting, pests control like fumigation of infested stacks of produce, spraying, fogging, dusk misting, stores and shipholds inspection and the application of modern storage devices. The inspection aspect is principally empirical while checktesting involved actual cut test analysis. Others may involved laboratory tests as in the case of palm oil or the like. Different kinds of produce have established methods of quality control.
All checktested produce that failed to maintain the prescribed grades and standards were rejected for shipment. These rejects are later stamped with a rejected for shipment. These rejects are later stamped with a rejection stamp officially issued for that purpose. When the above steps have been taken, a comprehensive report is officially made to the Chief Produce Officer of the State of origin giving reasons for the rejection.