“We’re really making a push on sustainable and food safety pieces,” he said.
The company also is SQF certified for citrus.
SunWest sanitizes its fruit, floating it through a sodium bicarbonate bath before it reaches the packing line. Bins never enter the packinghouse.
The process helps extend the shelf life as it helps ensure the safety of the product, Sankey said.
The company has implemented Global Trade Item Numbers, and its products are traceable down to the consumer package level, he said.