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5-Star Food Safety Series: Conclusion

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Markon prides itself on requiring the most stringent food safety measures of our supplier-partners to provide the utmost confidence in every case we ship to our operator customers. Our Five-Star Food Safety Program covers the critical points from field to plate to ensure that Markon fresh produce arrives as promised.

This is the final part of our weekly series where we broke down the detailed steps Markon takes as well as met some of the people involved in making it happen.

Over the past several weeks we’ve highlighted the importance of Markon’s 5-Star Food Safety Program and how each star works to ensure that the produce we provide gives the utmost confidence in every case we ship to our members’ operator customers. Our stringent food safety measures cover the critical points from field to plate to make sure Markon fresh produce arrives as promised.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about the comprehensive program Markon upholds as well as how important the people involved are in making it happen. It’s a tough program that requires a lot of diligent work to keep people safe—and we’re proud of everyone that does their part to bring healthy, delicious food to the industry.

For more information about Markon, our member companies, and our in-house Quality Assurance team, please visit us at

Diners are increasingly hyper-focused on high-protein and plant-based foods. Alongside all of the new-fangled, lab-based, cell-cultured options out there is the humble bean. A staple food for millenia, beans are being re-examined as a healthy, versatile ingredient worthy of menu inclusion.

  • Retro and heirloom recipes—like Southern succotash, French cassoulet, and Cajun red beans and rice—fit the bill for those in search of authenticity.
  • Most world cuisines incorporate some type of bean in their classic dishes. Think feijoada in Brazil, black beans and rice with plantains in Puerto Rico, and garbanzo beans in Israel. Modern interpretations of these recipes are packed with produce and herbs.
  • The creamy texture of mung beans is proving an ideal substitute for those that are eliminating soy from their diets.