Food Safety Overview

Fresh Kist is compliant with GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices), the LGMA (Leafy Greens Marketing Act) food safety practices, the Federal COOL rules (Country of Origin Labeling) and meet the high standards of our customers and growers. Those standards are tested repeatedly throughout the growing season through:

* Annual ranch, harvest and cooler third party audits, performed by Primus Labs
* Multiple LGMA audits throughout the year, including each grower and harvester
* Periodic unannounced audits by the LGMA
* Customer audits and additional customer documentation

Third Party Audited

We undergo annual Primus audits for each region's facilities, ranches and crews, with almost all meeting the GFSI standard.

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COOL Compliant

We've had COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) on our packaging since we opened for business in 2000.

LGMA Certified Handler

We have been a CA LGMA Certified Handler in good standing since 2007.

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FSMA Compliant

As a member of hte LGMA we already have policies and practices that either meet or exceed the new FSMA rules.

100% Traceable Product

Our computer system allows us to trace product one step up and back. We are also PTI ready.

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Facility Bio-terrorism Registraion

We work with facilities that comply with the FDA's Bio-terrorism Registration requirement.

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