Six L’s Packing Co., Florida

 

Family owned: 3rd generation Lipman plus professional management

 

Jurisdiction: All farms and facilities (FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, PA) must comply with Davis Fresh audits

 

Products: tomatoes, squash, eggplants, cukes, melons, potatoes, "Thick Wall" peppers

Organic ????????????

 

Food safety:

All on-site managers and key personnel trained in food safety

GMP, GAP,

Traceabililty: number tracking system

 

Green:

Use of machinery which reduces fuel and power use

Drip and micro irrigation conserves water

Use of PLA packaging – similar to plastic but made from corn

Packing houses recycle everything possible

 

Pesticide use:

Efficient IPM minimizes need for spray

 

Fertilizer use:

Fertigation,(application of fertilizers, amendments, nutrients, etc. through irrigation system)

Recycled plastic mulch

Agriscience consultants advise on genetic and plant diversity

 

Crop rotation: Yes

 

Sustainable:

Company philosophy: "continuity and continuous development"

Minimal impact on natural resources – protect and recharge environment

Completed "social accountability audit"

 

Independent testing:

Davis Fresh, Primus

 

HAACP: Yes

 

Fair trade:

Other state/federal certification:

USDA/FDA Title 21 re: tomatoes

Dept. of Labor/OSHA: compliant

 

Comments:

Employees and community are challenged to do their part to protect the environment

Company funds educational and "life bettering" causes