DelFrescoPure®’s YES!Berries Your Everyday Snack!™ Certified as SCS Certified Pesticide Free
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA - DelFrescoPure® is growing YES!Berries Your Everyday Snack!™ strawberries inside 17 acres of cutting-edge greenhouses, all while leveraging decades of greenhouse growing experience to become the first grower in North America to grow SCS Certified Pesticide Free strawberries.
The Pesticide Free certification is conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party certifier of environmental, sustainability, and food safety claims. In order to get certified, companies must offer full disclosure of pest management practices, sit through an evaluation of pest management practices, on-site “worst-case” sampling of products, and laboratory testing to confirm that there are no pesticide residues present at levels above laboratory detection capabilities.
“Consumers are demanding more, and rightfully so,” stated Carl Mastronardi, President. “Delivering delicious, nutritious snacks all-year-round is no longer enough. They want to reduce their risk of exposure to pesticide residues in foods they consume, and rightfully so. This certification independently assures consumers that our greenhouse-grown strawberries do not have pesticide residue.”
According to a press release, DelFrescoPure has taken its expertise in integrated pest management—normally reserved for growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers—and applied it to growing strawberries. The results, the greenhouse grower noted, are pesticide-free, delicious strawberries that are available year-round.
YES!Berries Your Everyday Snack! strawberries are available in retail stores across Canada and the United States.
Congratulations to DelFrescoPure on this achievement! To see the greenhouse grower at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit, stop by booth #2259.