Food Safety

Quality You Can Trust

Limoneira is committed to providing safe and wholesome produce to our customers.  We have adopted and implemented a robust food safety plan that meets or exceeds industry food safety standards as well as adhering to the federally mandated Food Safety Modernization Act (Title 21 CFR Part 112 GAP & Part 117 GMP).  Limoneira’s food safety commitment is built on a science-based plan offering transparency through an in-depth environmental monitoring program, pest control program, internal inspections, as well as other key programs.

Limoneira is pleased to announce our products are annually certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized Certification Program.  We audit using the PrimusGFS scheme for Farming, Harvest Crews, and Packinghouse, as well as Global G.A.P Standards for our international Suppliers.  We are proud to continually achieve superior ratings on these audits at our packinghouse facilities and farms, both domestically and internationally.  Additionally, we require our suppliers to adhere to the current GFSI standards and support compliance.

Limoneira invests extensive time and resources developing comprehensive training programs for our employees. From the moment an employee is hired, they continue to receive ongoing, current and industry-specific food safety education relevant to job responsibilities. This training includes Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training, pest control monitoring, incoming and outgoing product inspections, and additional job-specific training.

We maintain a robust traceability program.  Key operators are trained on systems essential for proper traceability from each of our farms and suppliers. Each of our facilities holds a quarterly unannounced test to assess “real-time” system product traceability capabilities. This process brings visibility into the system and allows us to make continual improvements to the system and overall process.

Limoneira believes in continuous improvement and learning from Government and Industry mandates and changes to Food Safety, Quality, and Traceability, which is why we are members and active supporters of various produce trade associations.

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