Frieda's flies through dual audits

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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Frieda's flies through dual audits

Specialty produce leader receives top GFSI audit score and remains 100 per cent compliant with USDA National Organic Program

Frieda's flies through dual audits

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Frieda’s Specialty Produce has announced it has once again passed its annual Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark audit and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) organic audit.

“Food safety is of high importance here at Frieda’s, and this is validation that we are not only just in compliance, but at the top percentile of compliance,” said Jackie Caplan Wiggins, Frieda’s vice-president and COO. “We also remain 100 per cent compliant with the USDA National Organic Program. Everyone at Frieda’s is proud of these accomplishments. What that means for our customers is they know we have the strictest requirements for the suppliers we represent and for our own handling processes and procedures.”

Based on the audit in April, Frieda’s received a superior score of 99.62 per cent on the PrimusGFS Packinghouse Audit, the highest global standard. Performed by PrimusLabs, this score is an improvement from last year’s score of 99.35.

Additionally, the organic audit performed in June by CCOF confirmed that Frieda’s remains 100 per cent compliant with the National Organic Program set up by the USDA.

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