Grimmway Farms, CA

 

Family owned: Grimm

 

Jurisdiction over Cal Organics (15 years), a division of Grimmway

 

Products:

Baby and petite peeled carrots, potatoes – russet, red, yellow, lemons, oranges, tangelos, carrot juice

CCOF organic

 

Food safety:

GAP

USDA "Shield #002" in QTV program

Use of Good Safety "Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety"

Electronic recall program with mock recalls (traceability)

New pathogen lab

 

Green:

PG&E award for leadership in energy efficiency and environmental practices

Has saved enough power for 4000 homes and reduced CO2 by 558 million pounds in 18 years

 

Pesticide use:

Beneficial insects and mechanical controls

 

Fertilizer use:

Organics, not synthetic fumigants, pesticides or fertilizers

 

Sustainable:

CCOF inspects to insure sustainability methods are used for organics

 

Soil testing:

Siliker Labs, Davis Fresh Technologies

HACCP approved

 

Other State/federal certification:

USDA, Scientific Certification Systems, AIB

NY Kosher certified

 

Comments:

Averages two major energy efficiency projects each year