In keeping with the tradition of the founders of the company, Columbia Valley Fruit is dedicated to leadership in food safety. We are forerunners in the development of food safety in the tree fruit industry, pioneering the SQF 2000 program, Columbia Valley Fruit prides itself in staying ahead of the curve and continually striving to obtain the highest possible level of food safety certification by following optimum food handling practices.
Food safety is so important to us that we have developed a team that is dedicated to that end. Our Food Safety Team meets regularly and includes an outside food safety consultant who keeps us informed on changes in food safety standards and requirements and safety trends in the industry. In addition, regular audits are conducted at our packing and storage facilities to ensure 100% compliance with food safety and quality requirements.
Our daily emphasis on the highest standards of food safety is evident in ongoing daily checks of every step of the process from the orchard to the shipping dock.
Our commitment to food safety extends to our growers as well. We provide our growers with incentives and assistance in obtaining food safety certification such as Global Gap and Good Agricultural Practices. We offer organizational and consulting assistance as well as internal audits to help our growers earn and maintain their certification.
The requirements our operation must meet in order to earn and maintain our various food safety certifications are voluminous. Here are just a few:
Columbia Valley Fruit
1720 Ahtanum Road
Yakima, Washington 98903
Tel. (509) 452-9891
Fax (509) 452-3650