Quality Without Compromise
Coastline strives to maintain an unwavering standard of safety and quality from the fields to your produce department and, eventually, your customers’ plates. To guarantee the highest level of client satisfaction, our quality assurance approach starts in the field and continues through distribution.
In order to support the establishment of important industry standards and government efforts pertaining to food safety and traceability, the management team and employees at Coastline take great care to stay informed about developments in the industry. They also actively participate in industry boards and associations.
Our company’s commitment to food safety is upheld by our training initiatives, technical innovations derived from industry best practices, and acknowledgment of compliance with internal policies and procedures.
If you have any queries or would like more information about our food safety programs, please get in touch with us.
Food Safety Programs
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) are the cornerstones of Coastline Family Farm’s food safety program. These guidelines are applied at various stages of the production cycle to guarantee that food safety compliance is being followed.
Best Agricultural Practices
The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) rules, which were first developed by the FDA and USDA and then expanded upon by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), support industry practices and procedures that assist guarantee safe products and reduce the risk of product contamination.
As a participant in the California and Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements, Coastline Family Farms distributes their products in accordance with LGMA guidelines for food safety.
HACCP and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) are applied across all processing facilities. Coastline developed its HACCP program using guidelines established by the USDA and FDA. Key elements include:
• Conduct hazard analysis to identify hazards and the needed controls
• Identify critical control points and establish limits for each control point
• Establish monitoring procedures and corrective action steps
• Establish verification procedures to ensure corrective steps have been taken
• Document actions to enable auditing
Our food safety programs are evaluated by independent, third party auditors that follow strict policies and procedures to ensure optimal food safety. See below for recent audits.