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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. 

 

 

 
     

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