About Food Safety
Red Blossom strawberries are hand-picked and field-packed December through October. Packed pallets are expedited from the field to one of Red Blossom’s fully modernized, forced air coolers, where every berry is chilled to an optimal 32-34 degrees F. To ensure only the freshest, healthiest berries reach customers, Red Blossom Farms has allied itself with Primus Labs and Agricultural Data Systems to create a thorough, food safety network.
Primus Labs’ auditing provides a third party verification system to ensure Red Blossom follows the most up-to-date food safety practices. Primus’ inspects, audits and conducts randomized testing to all ranches, harvest crews and cooling facilities to confirm safe, healthy practices are established and maintained day-to-day. Please visit www.primuslabs.com to view Red Blossom’s latest field audits and testing results.
Red Blossom has recently contracted with ADS to fulfill a thorough, on-line, trace back system. All clamshells are tagged with an encoded sticker conveying date picked, grower, ranch, ranch block and crew. Each package’s sticker is scanned and posted on-line at the end of the day so we have immediate source verification of each clamshell unit. Every tray, every clamshell is tagged for complete traceablility from field to consumer. For more information visit www.touchmemory.com.
Red Blossom's TraceBack Technology
Further information on safe farming and food handling practices can be found online at: www.foodandfarming.info.