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Food Safety: A Priority Pledge

Food Safety is a priority at Foster-Caviness. Both before product enters our facility, and before it leaves our docks, we have established rigorous handling procedures, security plans, safety programs, and facility sanitation to insure against the risk of contamination. To insure the enforcement of these proceses and proceedures, we contract a third party, independent inspection service, the American Sanitation Institute (ASI), to frequently audit our sanitation systems and practices. The result is a safe, consistent product, enabling Foster-Caviness to consistently score a Superior Food Safety Rating.

Measures taken to ensure food safety:

  • Safe Quality Food (SQF Level 2) Certified
  • Full HACCAP and recall programs
  • Cold-chain management program with re-inspection
  • Fully washable surfaces and floors for frequent sanitation
  • Multi-temperatre storage facilities with refrigerated docks
  • Modern, refrigerated truck fleet 

SQF Certified - Level 2

In February 2016, Foster-Caviness Greensboro underwent its first SQF audit. We were proud to have passed the initial certification with a score of 94. Throughout the year of 2016, we enhanced our food safety program so that we may reach the highest bracket a SQF certificate holder can reach. Through our ongoing commitment to food safety, quality and customer satisfaction, Foster-Caviness is excited to share that we have successfully reached that bracket as of February 16th, 2017 with a high score of 96! As we prepare for our Charlotte location to be audited, our team is eager to shoot for the moon and land another high score.

SQF is recognized by retailers, foodservice providers and regulatory agencies around the world. It is the only Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized standard, which made our drive to go after this certification a no-brainer!


Supporting Local Farmers

Friends of Farmers Local Produce Program

Within the national discussion about the importance sustainability, local farmers do not often come to mind. But for the economy of North Carolina and its citizens to thrive, the support of local agriculture is imperative. Foster-Caviness believes that a strong local growing community means a higher quality product to our various market partners, and also a stronger agricultural community. That is why we have started the Friends of Farmers™ program, which works to build strong, lasting relationships with local farmers. The end result is a supply of fresh, seasonal produce that not only helps our customers deliver deliciously fresh food, but also helps our community grow into a more prosperous, agricultural region.

                                                               When you want the best, it's Got to Be NC!

The mission of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is to promote the state's agricultural bounty to consumers in our state, across the country, and around the world. As a fresh produce wholesale distributor to restaurants across North and South Carolina, Foster-Caviness Foods is proud to be a part of this effort to promote one of our state's greatest natural resources – agriculture! Through programs such as Friends of Farmers, Foster-Caviness supports our local growers in order to continue to feed this thriving economy.


Procurement Partners 

At Foster-Caviness, we understand that our growth and success has not come by our own efforts alone. That is why we value not only the relationships that we have developed through the years with our customer/market partners, but also the important relationships we have developed with our partner vendors, associations, and the communities in which we live, operate, and serve. 

PRO*ACT Procurement Partner – The Source From Coast to Coast

Through our membership with PRO*ACT, the nations leading distributor of fresh produce to the foodservice industry, Foster-Caviness is able to leverage vast purchasing volume along with sourcing and logistics talent in order to provide better solutions, safety, and unlimited selection to our market partners through our extensive network of member distributors. To become a national leader in specialty produce, our PRO*ACT cooperative has teamed up with the best specialty growers across the globe, offering new and unique produce to empower culinary creativity and menu design.


    Greener Fields Together

Safe, sustainable produce. That’s what Greener Fields Together was created to deliver. Why? Because a seed-to-fork approach that educates and engages partners at every link in the fresh produce supply chain is the right thing to do. Foster-Caviness is proud to be part of this initiative with PRO*ACT, our distribution partner. Greener Fields Together quantifies sustainability efforts with every partner, facilitates continuous improvement at every link and, ultimately, creates a future for conscious production and consumption.





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