HACCP is a management system that addresses food safety through the control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards of raw material production. Our food safety team analyzes the process and flow to identify critical control points from which standard operating procedures are put into place that nullify the likelihood of potential hazards.
Primus GFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked and fully recognized audit Certification Program covering both Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) scopes, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), as well as Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS).
In short, it is one of the highest Food Safety and Food Security Certifications. It reduces food safety risks, improves farm management, and meets retailer requirements.
It covers 250 checkpoints and goes well beyond typical HACCP standards.
These checkpoints include:
- Fertilizer Usage
- Pest Management
- Water Sourcing and Usage
- Harvesting Practices
- Workplace Hygiene
- Packaging Storage
- Product Transportation
- Food Defense, and more.
We recently scored 100% on our Primus StandardTM.
The brands currently carried by Flavour Fields - Koppert Cress and Lafayette Spices - fall under that Standard. Just another way Flavour Fields has dedicated itself to bringing you the absolute best product possible.
Principles and processes applied during growing that enhance the overall product.
Our Growing Medium
Our Microgreens grow in a biodegradable, plant-based fibrous material that is beneficial to chefs in two ways.
Keeps their kitchens free of dirt and soil.
Increases shelf life = fresh out of the kitchen = happy customer = happy chef.
Biological Crop Protection
We control pests and plant diseases with the introduction of other organisms limiting our use of pesticides to nearly none. In short, we release beneficial insects in our greenhouse that are the natural predator of a parasite. And you thought organic was the best thing out there? ;-)
Sun: Nothing can compete with natural sunlight. It makes strong, healthy plants and intensifies their flavors.
LED: In the winter, days are short so we extend the day using our top of the line Red LED light.
Engineering steps by which raw materials are modified and transformed into the final product.
Handled with Care
Each team member is trained in our HACCP practices, food safety, and treating the products as well as the facility with the utmost care
Our Cut Microgreens, Edible Flowers and Leaves come packaged and stored in tamper evident clamshells.
Guarantees freshness and immaculate food safety.
Designed to keep products for an extended shelf life.