Desmond said the certification makes Vena the first distributor on the market to achieve such safety compliance.
In other news, Vena in June added two employees.
James DeMarsh started as transportation coordinator and Joseph Menei became business development director.
DeMarsh has worked in production, buying and sales for organic growers in Tuscrora, Pa., and Houstontown, Pa.; Philadelphia distributor Common Market; and Wards Berry Farms, Sharon, Mass.
Menei, who has more than 25 years wholesale distribution and retail experience, worked for M. Levin & Co Inc., Philadelphia; Black River Produce, Springfield, Vt.; and Kegels Produce, Lancaster, Pa.
Menei also owned retail produce stores in Tunbridge, Vt., and West Hartford, Vt.
Menei is coordinating Vena’s move to the new produce market, said John Vena Jr., president.