Our commitment to food safety goes beyond the audit, with frequently scheduled assessments and environmental monitoring that would help identify any potential food safety risk at our fields or in our tomato or pepper operations.
OUR SAFETY PRACTICES
All farms and packing facilities are audited to the GFSI Benchmarked Primus GFS standard. Our FSMA compliant food safety management systems, Good Agricultural Practices, and Good Manufacturing Practices are validated by SCS Global Services, a worldwide leader in independent third-party food safety auditing.
Continual food safety training is at the core of our food safety program. Employees at Live Oak start with an introduction training process educating employees on our Food Safety Plan, HACCP, The Produce Safety Rule, & FSMA, with ongoing crew training throughout the year on food safety and worker safety. This is done to ensure you are receiving the safest product possible from Live Oak Farms.
Live Oak Farms Audits and Certificates: On-Line access to 2021 food safety audits is granted to current customers of Live Oak Farms
In the fields, you will see it in our extensive trial program. Working with seed companies to bring you the newest varieties with the desired traits you are looking for.
In the packing plants, you will find us bringing in new technology that is powerful, fast & efficient, like our Aweta pepper line to pack our bell peppers in a style like no other.
Researching and implementing new data platforms to work smarter within the company and bring our retailers and our customers category development strategies to improve their profitability.
You will see it in our employees, continuing their education in areas of interest to improve their personal growth as well as work performance.
“Here at Live Oak, we have a new vision to better serve our customers, employees and community, focusing on growth and innovation throughout the company, while keeping our core values as the foundation.”
– Briana Giampaoli, 4th generation family member, Head of Marketing and Product Innovation