We have developed our food safety policies from federal and industry regulations as well as expert and consumer feedback. Our primary goal is to provide consumers with safe, fresh, and delicious watermelons.
Our food safety team attends regular training to learn about the newest information and technology available. Every employee of Jim Rash Inc. participates in annual food safety training.
As part of our commitment to food safety, Jim Rash Inc. employs third party independent auditors to audit our farms and facilities annually. These audits ensure that not only are our Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) documented, but are actually being used. These practices include things such as: pest control management, routine microbilogical testing of water and equipment, fertilizer usage, harvesting processes, packing processes, shipping processes, and food safety and security.
Jim Rash Inc. uses a bin level barcode traceability system that allows us to identify when and where our fruit was harvested from. We test our recall procedures annually. The likelihood of a watermelon recall is extremely rare, but in the event of a recall or customer concern, we are able to quickly identify where the product was harvested, identify any issues, and if necessary, recall the impacted product through the distribution chain.