Food Safety Guidelines
At Country Fresh, we have a special Quality Care Program in place to proactively address consumer food safety concerns. Regular audits and evaluations – such as those granting SQF certification – are an example of our dedication to delivering the best to our customers.
Our program consists of:
Good Agricultural Practices
Integrated pest management, worker hygiene training, facility sanitation, glass and breakable materials policy, etc.
Good Manufacturing Practices
Ensures that we are producing safe products. Daily audits are performed to ensure the work area is compliant.
Identifying all critical control points – from growing through packaging and installing – and monitoring safeguards to prevent any chemical, physical or biological contamination at these critical points.
Our cold chain is continually monitored and temperatures are recorded at each step – from harvesting to pre-cooling the trailers prior to loading. Recorders are included in each load to monitor temperatures during transit.
Country Fresh has developed a master sanitation program that applies to the physical structure, equipment and all other areas of our facility. The program includes: Master Cleaning Schedule, Cleaning & Sanitizing Protocols, Daily Sanitation Logs and a Slicer Inspection Report.
Besides testing food contact surfaces, we also do pathogen environmental testing on a regular basis, testing food contact surfaces and non-food contact surfaces. Final products are collected and sent to an independent lab to ensure compliance with our customers’ requirements.
Our Quality Control department requires continual training on subjects concerning Food Safety, Food Security, HACCP, Sanitation, GMPs, Personal Hygiene, Cross-Contamination and Product Quality. This ensures our employees are aware that the safety of our products and customers is our highest priority.