The National Onion Association, United Fresh, and the Produce Marketing Association are our go-to resources for information and guidelines for the safest growing, storing, shipping and handling practices. We consult these two entities constantly to keep our products as safe as possible.
When it comes to food safety, we comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which enables the FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. We hold our farms and facilities to a high standard of safe growing, harvesting, packing and storing practices so there is minimum chance of contamination that could lead to health concerns.
At Onions 52, we proudly participate in the Produce Traceability Initiative or the PTI. In fact, our CEO, Bob Meek, was on the executive council while the PTI was being formed. This is a produce industry-led effort to enhance traceability throughout the entire produce chain. Produce traceability is an important link to protecting public health by allowing health agencies to quickly and accurately identify the source of contaminated fruits and vegetables believed to be the cause of an outbreak of foodborne illness. We participate in this initiative because the safety of our customers is a high priority with us.
- Produce Marketing Association
- Southeast Produce Council
- United Fresh Produce Association