Brooks Tropicals, LLC, Homestead, Fla., has been food safety certified for the starfruit category.
The food safety audits were performed by PrimusLabs for the firm’s starfruit groves, harvesting crews, packinghouse and storage facility, according to a news release.
“Food safety is priority one at Brooks Tropicals,” said Greg Smith, chief executive officer for Brooks Tropicals, in the release. “It’s more than excelling at audits — it’s about building a culture where every employee acts as a food safety inspector and is proud to perform the duty.”
Brooks Tropicals has grown starfruit for more than 50 years, according to the release.