Food Safety / Traceability
As part of our commitment to food safety, Forestwood Farm
conducts self audits we are also audited by independent third
party audits yearly.
Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point program (HACCP).
As part of our commitment to
food safety, Forestwood Farm
conducts a self audit twice a year.
Forestwood is also audited by third party inspections.
by Randolph Associates and USDA GAP
Forestwood Farm Inc.
has a thorough traceability program in place that allows us to
trace the product from the source to each customer’s
Our employees are continually
trained on the latest food
Some Background Information on Food
Safety / Traceability As Provided By
traceability makes it possible to track produce from its
point of origin to a retail location where it is purchased
Produce traceability is an important link in protecting
public health since it allows health agencies to more
quickly and accurately identify the source of contaminated
fruit or vegetables believed to be the cause of an outbreak
of foodborne illness, remove them from the marketplace, and
communicate to the supply chain.
Since many fruits and vegetables are eaten raw, the produce
industry‚ from farmer to retailer, works diligently to
protect these foods from contamination. Despite their best
efforts, foreign matter can occasionally contaminate produce
in the field or orchard, in packing or processing, in
transit or storage.
Because traceability systems can provide information on the
source, location, movement and storage conditions of
produce, they also allow growers, packers, processors and
distributors to identify factors affecting quality and
Beginning in 2008, an industry-led effort to enhance
traceability throughout the entire produce supply chain was
launched as the
Produce Traceability Initiative.