GLOBALG.A.P. is a leading global certification program whose mission is to bring farmers and retailers together to produce and market safe food, protect scarce resources, and build a sustainable future. With more than 700 certified products and over 200,000 certified producers in more than 135 countries, we have a sound foundation that is both solid enough to build trust and integrity and flexible enough to spur innovation and excellence. For fruit and vegetable production, we offer a range of farm assurance solutions to meet market needs, including certificates recognized by GFSI and required by global export markets. GLOBALG.A.P. North America staff are devoted to providing support within the USA and Canada markets.
At BioSafe Systems, we pride ourselves on being innovators of sustainable environmental practices and products. Since 1998, we have led the industry in developing effective, regenerative, and biodegradable solutions to protect crops, water, and people across North America. Every day, our employees engage with regulatory agencies, researchers, and customers to ensure we remain at the forefront of service and innovation while continuing in our mission to provide simple, sustainable, and effective solutions.
BioSafe Systems is a true ‘Field to Fork’ partner in all stages of food production, with innovative and proven effective pest control solutions, products, and services. Training, technical services, equipment, and on-site support are essential components of our food safety and facility sanitation programs. We offer many support programs and resources for food safety, quality, and production roles, while helping navigate the ever-changing landscape of regulations, restrictions, and inspections.
We take pride in our outstanding customer service. In addition to numerous technical service managers throughout the country, BioSafe Systems has a complete Service and Equipment Department that can help with the challenges each unique operation may have.
PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE) is focused on developing and commercializing our proprietary antimicrobial products that provide solutions to the health and environmental challenges of pathogen and hygienic control. Our technology platform is based on patented, stabilized ionic silver, and our initial products contain Silver Dihydrogen Citrate (SDC). SDC is a broad-spectrum, non-toxic antimicrobial agent that is manufactured as a liquid and delivered in various concentrations. We currently manufacture and distribute SDC-based disinfecting and sanitizing products, which are registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We also manufacture and sell SDC-based formulations to manufacturers for use as a raw material ingredient in the production of personal care products. We believe our technology platform has potential application in a number of industries and we intend to focus our current resources on providing food safety solutions to the food industry.
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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AgroThrive is built on the belief that all organic wastes can be converted to safe and nutritious organic fertilizers.
Dragan Macura (M. Sc.) founder and CEO, has taken his passion for food safety, organic integrity, and environmental stewardship to a professional level establishing AgroThrive Inc. in Salinas Valley, CA in 2006. Progressive Digestion Process (PDP), the main technology behind AgroThrive, is the scientific bridge between industrial food waste and liquid organic fertilizer in 21 days. PDP harnesses the digesting power of microbes in spoiled organic wastes, creates biological heat that eliminates all pathogens, and reduces reliance on chemicals in soil. Our organic ingredients include concentrated plant proteins, fish and seafood waste, and other nutrients. PDP has the unique ability to convert the most difficult to handle organic materials into beneficial organic fertilizers. Thus, PDP is an innovative technology closing the loop between food waste and food production. AgroThrive is used on both certified organic and conventional acreage. AgroThrive is proud to play a significant part in environmental stewardship. The quality of the food we eat is very important, and so is the impact we leave on the environment. That’s why our goal is to build a better world for us today and for our children and grandchildren tomorrow by reducing reliance on heavy chemical and pesticide use in agriculture. Our facility in Salinas Valley, CA is also completely solar-powered.
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.
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.
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Since 1928 the Braga family has been farming from the Salinas Valley. Well-known by shippers, processors, and now retailers, our name is synonymous with high quality organic and conventional fresh vegetables. We continue to mix innovation with tradition to grow, ship and process fresh vegetables year round. With +20 years of expanding our certified organic program and meeting the highest food safety standards, we are bringing our expertise, authenticity and standard of integrity to the retail market through Braga Farms and Josie’s Organics brands
Reid Lerner earned his degree in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Twenty years later, he was commissioned to design the interim College of Environmental Design with the Pacific Film Archive Theater at UC Berkeley.
Prior to starting Reid Lerner Architects, he opened GEZ Architects & Engineers branch office in San Jose, CA to serve electronics and biotechnology clients.
He opened Keller & Gannon Engineers & Architects branch office in Livermore, California to serve Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory. Reid Lerner and his clients have won national, state, and local honorary awards for technology, design, and historic preservation.
Reid Lerner has designed projects in the US, Korea, Japan, PR China, Taiwan, Sao Tome, Belize, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Diego Garcia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Besides being a licensed architect and certified interior designer (CCIDC) in California, Reid Lerner is also licensed in Hawaii, New Mexico, Indiana, Idaho, Guam, and CNMI. He also has NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) certification.
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.
Our company started as part of iDecisionSciences(iDS), a Seattle-based consulting practice — whose principals first came to the produce food safety scene in 2006 following the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with spinach.
In the ensuing years, iDS worked closely with national and regional produce associations to develop food safety best practices and metrics for leafy greens as well as other major produce commodities. Out of this work, iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc. was launched to provide software solutions that produce companies need to manage the extensive data requirements of their food safety programs.
iFoodDecisionSciences (iFoodDS) was formed in 2013
in recognition of the industry’s need to move beyond static safety records to a dynamic platform that could enable proactive safety practices and real-time management of risks across the food supply chain for operations of any scale.
The combined company now offers a comprehensive food supply chain platform for food safety, traceability, and quality management. iFoodDS enables hundreds of participants across the global food supply chain – grower/shippers, packers, processors, distributors, foodservice and grocery retailers – to optimize the safety, quality, and value of their offerings with real-time supply chain visibility and the confidence they are supporting industry best practices.
This is ultimately about the consumer. iFoodDS software systems promote the advancement of continuous food safety and quality improvements on the farm, in processing facilities, and throughout the supply chain so consumers can reach for these healthy foods with confidence.
At Markon, we are all about bringing the best produce to restaurant operators across the U.S. and Canada. For the past 35 years, our team of produce experts, together with our industry-leading distribution partners and passionate suppliers, have set the standard by which other brands are measured. First in food safety, first in innovation, and first in sustainable supply chain and packaging solutions, Markon continues to help operators gain efficiencies, save costs and attract customers. From the field to the plate, we are redefining fresh together!
Full Steam Staffing LLC is a privately owned national leader in providing recruitment, staffing, and human resources solutions. While we are headquartered in Ontario, CA, we provide staffing solutions to clients across the country out of our 30+ branch offices in the states of California, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. For over ten years, we have prided ourselves on providing customized partnership solutions to clients that range from small, start up operations to nationally recognized powerhouses.
At Full Steam, we take pride in our willingness and ability to fully understand and identify with the needs of not just our client’s business model, but also with the workforce at our client sites. We are constantly adjusting to the ever-changing conditions of our business sector through our leaders in our Safety/Risk, Human Resources, Legal, Payroll, and Marketing departments. If you are looking for a true staffing partner who is knowledgeable in emerging recruitment trends and the latest policies and procedures, trust Full Steam Staffing! www.fullsteamstaffing.com/
Misionero specializes in Organic and Conventional; Specialty Salads, Washed and Trimmed Lettuces, Value-Added Vegetables, and Premium Kits. We love satisfying, good-for-you food and are always looking for new ways to combine fresh vegetables and the best of modern, exciting taste profiles.
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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
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.
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.
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