Tha Rainforest Alliance is an international, not for profit
sustainable development organization that works to
converve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods
for grower communities...
The following food safety and supply chain security certifications are held by Expo Fresh and our grower suppliers:
Food Safety and Supply Chain Security have been at the center of discussion in the produce business. Expo Fresh is working closely with its growers to be leaders in food safety and supply chain security procedures.
Beginning in the fields, all the way to final shipment, every effort is taken to ensure that a safe product is delivered into the hands of the customer. Expo Fresh brand products are the epitome of consistency and taste.
As a part of Expo Fresh commitment to the highest standards of food safety, internal and third-party audits are constantly performed. Employees are also constantly trained to ensure food safety is an integral part of our company culture.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international, not for profit sustainable development organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods for grower communities. The Rainforest Alliance Certified TM seal lets you know you’re buying a product that has been grown on a sustainably managed farm. Farms that meet the comprehensive criteria of the Sustainable Agriculture Network earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal.
Aware of consumer concern about safe products, Expo Fresh employs independent third-party agencies to verify our adherence to strict standards, in addition to internal audits. All the fields are certified by Primus Laboratories of Santa Maria California.
Primus Labs is a global leader in food safety and has been servicing the fresh produce industry for more than two decades. They offer complete testing capabilities for the detection of pathogens and indicator organisms which may be responsible for food safety and quality issues. Primus Labs utilizes internationally recognized audits PGFS, G.A.P, GMP, NOP and other audit program. Primus employs approved methodologies for its microbiological and Pesticide Residue Analyses.
Expo Fresh grower’s fields and facilities have been or are in the process of being evaluated by Mexico’s agency for National Health Service, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA), which is part of the Mexican Department of Agriculture.
Aware of the importance to complying with regulations for food safety with FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SENASICA evaluates the performance of the System Contamination Risk Reduction (SRRC) in the production of primary food, through the implementation of measures and procedures that ensure during the production process that produce is farmed under optimal health conditions reducing physical, chemical and biological pollution.
Expo Fresh grower, operates according to the food safety protocols outline in the universal GLOBAL G.A.P. standards. Today is the world's leading farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice in a rapidly growing list of countries – currently more than 100.
G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice, and GLOBAL G.A.P. is the worldwide standards organization that assures it.
GLOBAL G.A.P. is an organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture worldwide.
Globally connect farmers/brand owners in the production/marketing of safe food to provide re-assurance for consumers.
Expo Fresh is a validated and certified C-TPAT Company. The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The program is focused on improving the security of Companies’ supply chains with respect to terrorism. Certified and Validated C-TPAT Companies must have a documented process for determining the risk throughout their international supply chain. CTPAT certification allows companies to be considered low risk, resulting in expedited processing of cargo.