PrimusGFS is a Global Food Safety Initiative audit conducted by Primus Laboratories.
The audit covered pre- and post-harvest activities, cooling, packing, processing and storing, according to a news release. It assessed the company’s compliance in food safety management, good agricultural and good manufacturing practices hazard analysis critical control points.
“Earning this GFSI certification further strengthens our valued vendor status with our channel partners,” director of marketing Vincent Choate said in the release. “Moreover, food safety program certification and verification reinforces our commitment to transparency and our promise to deliver only the freshest, safest and most nutritious Live Gourmet and Grower Pete’s products we can grow.”
The company grows, ships, and distributes under the Grower Pete’s organic label and its Live Gourmet-labeled line of products, which are harvested with roots intact to preserve freshness.