Rigby Foods Food Safety Program
At Rigby Foods, we continue to build on our industry leadership in food safety standards. Because of our commitment to growing, processing and shipping with the highest standards, we are able to provide the freshest, safest most flavorful frozen fruit.
Rigby Foods Food Safety Program is performed in addition to each facility's food safety program. That means our rigorous food safety standards apply regardless of where the fruit is processed. Our safety program have been developed from decades of research, consumer feedback and close cooperation with food safety experts as well as third party auditing companies, state, federal and international regulatory agencies. It was founded on the principles of Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), HACCP, SQF, and FISMA programs established by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and reinforced through education, laboratory assays, internal audits and annual third party audits.
Rigby Foods’ highly-trained and certified quality assurance team conducts independent preventative inspections, such as microbiological control. Our inspections include equipment and environmental swabbing, water analysis and meticulous product inspections — from field to finished product. Rigby Foods’ quality assurance team is always present during production and loading of our product.
Rigby Foods’ safety program ensures all fruit is triple checked throughout the entire process. Our product is sampled on the production line, once packed in storage and again as it is being loaded for shipment.
Detailed Product Passport
Every shipment from Rigby Foods is accompanied by a Rigby Certified Product Passport. The passport contains documents relevant to the shipment in addition to Rigby Foods’ verified Certificate of Analysis (COA), which details the physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics of the product, lot numbers, production specs, temperature control throughout, loading diagram, pallet configuration, third party lab tests, environmental swabs, and a photo journal of the process. Additionally, all shipments come with a Ryan recorder to ensure the cold chain is maintained.