Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Chelan Fresh, LLC
Food Safety and Security are an integral part of the Chelan Fresh program. Products supplied by Chelan Fresh are shipped under the highest Quality and Food Safety standards. Strong internal controls, combined with knowledgeable inspectors, provides for accurate, timely and consistent fruit deliveries to our buyers.
The Chelan Fresh Quality Assurance program is administered by a Manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. A major component of this program is a team of Quality Assurance inspectors who routinely inspect packing, storing and shipping facilities affiliated with Chelan Fresh.
Food Safety and Security issues are extremely important within the produce industry and the requirements for these areas continue to evolve. The Chelan Fresh Food Safety program continues to evolve as well, to meet these requirements through Food Safety programs, which are third-party audited. Our comprehensive program includes warehouse/packing certification through SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food). Warehousing, packing and shipping operations are also evaluated and certified for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP). The Chelan Fresh Food Safety Program also includes Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and SQF 1000 certification at orchard operations.
Product recall and traceability are important components of the Chelan Fresh Food Safety and Security Program. Our Warehouse and orchard certifications provide procedures and guidelines for effective recall and trace back. Rapid response and investigation of potential food safety issues provides for the best service to our customers and provides for the most prudent course of action, if such action is required.
It is the goal of the Chelan Fresh Food Safety/Quality Assurance Program to deliver a safe, fresh product at its best quality, consistent grade and pack with consistent condition. Our program assures an acceptable product for the ultimate Chelan Fresh Buyer.