In 1995, Bruce Taylor and several partners founded Taylor Fresh Foods. A new company with a new vision was born – to be North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods. We’ve come a long way since our humble roots, and we continue to grow our business with care and purpose like we do our products. It is thanks to our team’s dedication that we are able to make wholesome fresh foods that nourish families across the country. A family-owned and founder-led company to this day, we are proud that we are able to build for long-term success with our customer and supplier partners while being responsible stewards of the resources that we use. Our products are made with earth’s honest ingredients, and none of the nonsense. We are committed to being a force for good in the world and we cherish the opportunity to deliver healthy and delicious fresh foods to our consumers while protecting the land that feeds us.
Cathy Carlson is a private consultant for Ag food safety programs of all sizes. She brings a diverse background of program management, regulatory experience and sustainable farming. She has spent the past few years working as a Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager for the fresh cut produce industry in the Central Coast area. Prior to that she worked for state and federal agencies as a policy regulator and agriculture research aide. Her experience with preparing farm and facility food safety programs with audit agencies such as CDFA, USDA, LGMA, GlobalG.A.P., Primus GF, PCHF and SQF have helped her to assist and advise farmers and facilities with the requirements of buyers and the food safety modernization act. She is also a graduate and adjunct instructor of the Hartnell Food Safety program. Thank you, Cathy
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iFoodDS is the leader in food supply chain solutions, providing a comprehensive digital platform for traceability, quality, and food safety. We help growers, shippers, processors, and retailers gain full visibility into their supply chain and connect valuable product data. We help you go beyond regulatory compliance and gain greater visibility into your supply chain. Minimize safety issues, optimize quality, and instantly traceback and trace forward. Our solutions give you the tools you need to deliver the highest quality produce.
The Foxy brand is four generations in the making. Since the early 1930s, the Nunes family has been practicing innovative farming methods in California’s Salinas Valley.
Bob and Tom Nunes pioneered the practice of film-wrapping lettuce in plastic for freshness after forming Nunes Brothers of California in 1966. After selling the company, Nunes Company, Inc. was formed in 1976.
Since then, farming acreage has increased to more than 20,000 crop acres in California, Arizona and Nevada as the Foxy brand was created to help introduce our produce to families throughout the United States and the world.
Please visit us at foxy.com
We have been in the water treatment industry for over 30 years. We strive on doing what is right and not what the grower wants to hear. We make sure our systems are set to meet the demand of the water not just the flow of the water. We are trusted by municipalities across California to treat their drinking water and wastewater to be California compliant, and we do the same in the AG world. We understand that most growers are on a tight budget, and we feel we do a good job in keeping costs low in the water treatment world. We work with some of the biggest growers in California and Arizona, and they trust us and use our services to get the job done right the first time. We use only labeled products for ag, and strive on that aspect of what we do. SO let us know what you need and we will get it done.
From the day the company was founded in 1923 by two immigrant brothers Stefano and Andrea D’Arrigo, from Messina, Sicily, innovation has been its hallmark. Andy Boy broccoli, broccoli rabe, fennel, and romaine hearts are the company’s mainstays, but D’Arrigo California is also able to provide cross-dock, consolidation, custom growing, and commercial cooling services with the goal of improving efficiencies for our valued customers.
With third-generation D’Arrigo family members at the helm of our West Coast operations, you can be sure that the traditions of being good stewards of the land continue to be carried out by our dedicated family of almost 2,000+ employees. Our goal is to continue our legacy as a sustainable grower, packer, shipper who nourishes consumers daily around the world with quality Andy Boy produce to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
KipTraq is an amazingly flexible data collecting and reporting platform that allows users to easily design their own mobile forms, collect data, and then use the web-based reporting tool to see data, graphs, auto-email reports, and build dashboards for staff and customers.
You are not alone. Many food processing plants worry about safety and the time it takes to create and maintain an effective, compliant sanitation program. Safety is in our DNA. We focus on it so our clients can stay focused on their business.
When you partner with Sanitation Process Control, you get peace of mind knowing industry professionals, who understand your specific sanitation needs, are implementing solutions that exceed regulations. Providing peace of mind is our mission, and we work hard every day to earn our client’s trust by being approachable and resolving their sanitation challenges with innovative solutions.
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AGQ Labs is one of the world's leading laboratories and technological centers. We have more than 20 years of experience in advanced analytical testing, agronomic consulting, specialized engineering, and environmental project management.
We deliver profitable and sustainable solutions to the world's leading companies and institutions in the agricultural, food, environmental, mining, and industrial sectors.
AGQ Labs has differentiated itself from other laboratories by using state-of-the-art instruments to perform services rapidly, accurately, and cost-effectively for customer needs. Through our international and accredited network of laboratories and R&D and consulting services, we get to the root of the problem by finding the most reliable, sustainable, and valuable solution.
Pathotrak’s mission is to enable a world with fresher, safer food and make food outbreaks a thing of the past. Our approach is to eliminate food safety risks in the food industry by delivering the right technologies at the right price, technologies that will save costs for producers, time for food-safety labs, and most importantly, technologies that will save lives.
The original invention stems from the microfluidic research developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, College Park. A group leader at NIST coming from the FDA recognized and encouraged the importance of the work to expedite foodborne pathogen detection, and dubbed it as the potential solution to the “100 years problem in food-safety microbial detection.” That work led to Pathotrak’s first patent, which became the 2015 Best Invention in Life Sciences at the University of Maryland, (link).
Since then, the team has developed a portfolio of new inventions focused on expediting food safety tests tailored to different food matrices, sample sizes, and pathogens.
At Sábor Farms, one thing we know for sure is that good food brings people together. In fact, Jess Quinlan was grabbing a burrito at El Charito in Salinas when he met Tony Alameda standing in line. They struck up a conversation and two years later, the Alamedas and Jess founded Sábor Farms in 2006. Since that time the company has grown from a handful of employees to several hundred, finding its place in the market with niche crops that most people wouldn’t think to farm. We are constantly finding new ways to improve our operations, as specialty crops are often difficult for conventional farmers to grow. Both the Alameda and Quinlan family are deeply rooted in the Salinas Valley and Yuma, making the community an important value to Sábor Farms. We foster a culture where we treat our coworkers like family, our partners with integrity, and most of all, we aim to bring our customers together with unique and healthy vegetables.
The Grower-Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) is a regional trade association that aims to advance families, food, and farming in our region. Founded in 1930, today the organization represents 300 members, primarily farmers, shippers, and processors of fruits and vegetables produced in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Santa Clara Counties. As part of our mission, GSA is dedicated to providing solutions-based programs and services covering diverse areas, such as protecting farm workers from the spread of COVID-19 through innovative housing, testing, education programs, and mass vaccination clinics; efforts to address the challenges of water supply and improving water quality, food safety, and security; and pest and disease management and prevention.
Welcome to Bengard Ranch where our goal is to be a consistent producer of high-quality vegetables with unsurpassed service from the moment you call our sales team. Our vision is to develop long-term relationships with our customers to provide valuable solutions in today’s ever changing business
Our family has been in the Salinas Valley working and living on the fertile land since the late 1850s. This rich history has led to the evolution of Bengard Ranch being one of the largest grower-shippers of vegetables in the United States. We pride ourselves on being a consistent and reliable year-round supplier in California, Arizona, and Florida.
The key to achieving this is our successful integration of family values and traditions into a company that our employees take pride in and that our customers are confident doing business with. The success of Bengard Ranch wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary efforts of our employees. We would like to thank every person who has worked with Bengard for their dedication, loyalty, and strong work ethic. It is because of our team that Bengard Ranch is an industry leader. We encourage you to give us a call or stop by to learn more about our company and products.
375 W Market St., Salinas, CA 93901
Tel: (831) 422-0997
In 1994, PrimusLabs began its foray into auditing by developing G.A.P. manuals, and in 1996, the company became an early force in the produce industry for field-level food safety plans. It was the first American company to offer auditing for farms and harvest crews and became an early and strong advocate for complete programs for farms and ranches. Over the next few years, PrimusLabs began offering food industry plans, and GMP audits and consultation for processing plants, cooling and cold storage facilities, packing sheds, terminal markets and distribution centers. These audits were known as PrimusLabs Standard audits.
The firm provided extensive expertise in the form of “guides” used throughout the industry and by governmental food safety agencies. Thus, Primus Laboratories advanced the concept of preventing contamination at the earliest point in the production chain, rather than limiting the focus to downstream packing or processing operations, a concept not acknowledged by the FDA until 2011 with the passage of FSMA.
In 1998, Primus launched the web-based Document Development Program (DDP) allowing clients to create safe production manuals free of charge in exchange for the use of their data gathered through the program. While most companies copyrighted their audit schemes, Primus never did so, choosing instead to allow growers, farm managers, and other interested individuals the opportunity to run self-audits.
By the turn of the millennium, PrimusLabs developed programs allowing the submission of data generated from sub-contracted auditors, in addition to its in-house personnel. That number has grown to nearly 100 in-house and subcontracted auditors.
In 2006, auditing services were expanded to Mexico, and later to Costa Rica and Chile. In 2008, Javier Sollozo was promoted to the position of Director of Auditing Operations. In 2011, its PrimusGFS audit was benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). In 2013, PrimusLabs’ Audit QA became the largest in the industry.
In March 2015, prompted by a new requirement of GFSI’s Benchmarking Committee in response to the request to re-benchmark the PrimusGFS version 2.1., PrimusLabs sold its Auditing Division to Javier Sollozo, who launched JS Audit Group, Inc. doing business as Primus Auditing Ops.
The new company maintains all of PrimusLabs’ personnel, as well as over 20 years of auditing expertise in farm – level produce audits, but it has also expanded its focus to include auditing of semi-processed, and fully processed produce foods, e.g. juices, salsas etc.
While it evolves, Primus Auditing Ops maintains its promise to serve its clients with objective, thorough, and accurate audits. Our mission is simple – Observe. Report.
At Eurofins, we understand that produce food safety starts well before planting the seed or serving the salad to a consumer. While microbial safety and spoilage is a considerations in all segments of the food industry, the produce segment presents unique challenges due to the perishability of products, complex supply chains, and a limited set of mitigations to control food safety threats. Eurofins laboratories understand the dynamic nature of your fresh products, and we are here to support the industry at all points - “farm-to-fork.” Whether your need is testing, a risk assessment, or a shelf-life study, we are here to guide and support you with industry-leading technologies, state-of-the-art laboratories, and easy access to experts when challenging situations occur.
For produce, time is of foremost importance with a limited product shelf life. We are conveniently located in growing regions to provide rapid testing services. Our locally-based client service teams strive for responsive service so that we can provide prompt answers and on-time results. Our national network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories is here to support your business with a full portfolio of microbiological and chemistry testing services for pre-harvest, agricultural water testing, product testing, and facility environmental monitoring. In addition, we offer dedicated on-site modular laboratories for your individual needs.
Companies need a partner that can match and even exceed, their high-quality standards to protect and grow their brands. Our network of laboratories brings broad expertise and unparalleled experience to meet that need while providing full transparency to the process along the way. We act as an extension of your team to help ensure that you receive accurate results and tailored support for your programs.
Partner with us to create great products that customers value for their quality and safety. Contact us today.
Church Brothers Farms is a vertically-integrated family-owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year-round with an in-house farming/harvest program and state-of-the-art processing plant, True Leaf Farms. They are a grower-owned processor, farming the majority of their raw product themselves; adhering to industry-leading food safety and quality standards. The Church family has a legacy of service and innovation and delivers produce with passion.
Headquartered in Castroville, California, Ocean Mist Farms is the largest grower of fresh artichokes in the United States. Farming artichokes year-round in three ideal California growing regions: Castroville, Oxnard and Coachella – plus Baja, California - each area is known for fertile ground and productive microclimates. Castroville is, in fact, known as "The Artichoke Capital of the World" and Artichokes were named the official state vegetable of California in 2013!
In addition to artichokes, Ocean Mist Farms grows a full line of premium, fresh vegetables year-round in multiple growing regions throughout California (Castroville, Huron, Oxnard, Coachella and Imperial Valley), Arizona (Yuma) and Mexico.
Our fresh produce is grown using both organic and conventional methods and can be found in fine grocery stores across North America.
Food safety continues to be the highest priority for Ocean Mist Farms. The health and safety of our customers always comes first. Our approach to food safety is holistic, taking full advantage of the vertical integration within our company to implement best practices at every stage of the production cycle, from planting all the way through harvesting, processing, cooling and distribution.
Through our rigorous food-safety principles and procedures, Ocean Mist Farms is able to provide our customers and consumers with not only the best quality products, but also products that are wholesome, nutritious, and safe.
We are committed to continuous improvement and will maintain our leadership role in research toward advancement in food safety and quality.