Triple H Produce to Increase Safety Assurance with Innovative SAFE Program
SAN ANTONIO, TX – This year’s Viva Fresh saw the unveiling of many new products and programs, and Triple H Produce was no stranger to this innovation. The company used the venue as a launching pad for its newly announced Safe Agriculture for Food Excellence (SAFE) program.
The company’s Vice President of Operations, Heriberto Vlaminck, presented on the program, which Triple H cultivated over the past 15 months. Developed in partnership with Tecsia®, a food safety and social responsibility firm, the SAFE program consists of the following three stages:
- Diagnostics: Food Safety Work Program
- Execution: Food Safety Assurance System
- Oversight: Full Compliance with FDS/FSMA Regulations
Vlaminck said in the presentation that this initiative embodies Triple H’s commitment to the well-being of the consumer, and spurs the industry towards using more preventative measures to detect risks. Currently, said Vlaminck, the industry relies on a traditional reactive model.
Of the company’s associated growers, 20 production and packaging facilities are currently enrolled in the program, as well as three of Triple H’s U.S. border checkpoints.
Emphasizing trust, visibility, control, and collaboration as key points of the program, Triple H said that all of its facilities and products will meet or exceed FDA/FSMA regulations by November of this year.
An expanded rundown of the SAFE program can be found here, and continue to depend on AndNowUKnow for the latest in safety assurance and forward industry-thinking.