At Five Crowns Marketing our food safety philosophy is simple: “We put Food Safety first”. Food safety is the most important priority in every aspect of our operations, from pre-harvest preparations, to crop management, harvesting practices, post-harvest handling, cooling, and shipping.
Food safety is an integral part of our growing process. Our food safety program begins with internal inspections before the first seed is planted. At the farm-level, all our growers conduct pre-plant assessments of the growing area, perform water tests, and inspect the water source. Throughout the life of the plants, the crop is continually monitored to ensure its ongoing safety.
When it is time for harvest, all the fields are inspected by the harvest crew supervisors to ensure there is no source of contamination. Every week the harvesting company provides Food Safety, Employee Safety, and Quality Control training to all their employees. This ensures the proper handling of the produce being picked and the safety of the employees.