5-Star Food Safety

Unparalleled Food Safety Standards

Unparalleled Food Safety Standards

Every case of Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, and Markon Essentials you purchase has met or surpassed Markon's unparalleled standards for food safety—our 5-Star Food Safety® Program. It's that simple.
 
5-Star Food Safety® is based on specifications, inspections, and information at five key points: fields, facilities, transportation, distributor warehouses, and your kitchen.

5-Star Food Safety® Program Key Points

Fields

  • Third-party audit reviews for Good Agricultural Practices
  • Detailed specifications                                                                                                  
  • Daily inspections
  • Water testing
 

Grower/Shipping Facilities

  • Third-party audit reviews for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and
    Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (Ready-Set-Serve only)
  • Regular inspections
  • GMP observational visits and product quality standards verification
  • Water testing
  • Environmental monitoring program
 

Transportation

  • Temperature monitors on trucks originating in Arizona, California, Idaho,
    New Mexico, Oregon, Texas (South Texas), and Washington
 

Distributor Warehouses

  • Dedicated quality assurance
  • Warehouse temperature zones
  • Third-party inspections
 

Your Kitchen

  • Trace back to field level
  • Regular mock recalls conducted to verify traceability
  • “Best If Used By” dates on all Ready-Set-Serve inner and outer packaging
  • Storage and handling information
  • Cooler icons on packaging easily identify appropriate cooler storage area
    (back, center, front, outside)
  • Food safety educational tools available through your Markon member
    sales representative

 

 

 

 

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