Frieda's Specialty Produce Receives High Marks on Food Safety and Organic Certification Audits
LOS ALAMITOS, CA – Frieda’s Specialty Produce has once again passed its annual Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark audit and California Organic Farmers (CCOF) organic audit.
“Food safety is of highest importance here at Frieda’s,” says Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Frieda’s Vice President and COO. “Not only do we apply the strictest of requirements to our own facility, our supplier-partners all must adhere to the same high standards.”
Frieda’s received a near perfect score of 99.35% on its PrimusGFS Packinghouse Audit, the highest global standard and more comprehensive and detailed audit than the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) food safety audit, according to a press release. This score was higher than its 2013 score of 99.26%.
Frieda’s also received an organic audit performed by CCOF in June of this year. The company remains 100% compliant with the National Organic Program set up by the USDA.
The CCOF certifies more than 2,500 organic operations in 38 states and three foreign countries, and the GFSI is an initiative for continuous improvement of food safety management systems, according to a press release.
Frieda’s clients can request updated certificates and final audit results by contacting the company’s Compliance Department.
Congratulations on the high scores!