Food Safety & Quality
Our Dedication to Food Safety
We use only the freshest quality fruit for processing in our state-of-the-art facility. Our products are cultivated just inland from the Pacific Ocean yet tucked away in the shadows of the Cascade mountain range. Our growers must meet strict standards and adhere to Good Agricultural Practices in order to grow fruit for Firestone Pacific Foods. Our highly trained field technicians constantly assist and regulate the grower’s cultural and harvesting practices. Firestone Pacific Foods safety declaration is to deliver safe, secure, and healthy foods to our customers around the globe.
Every customer of Firestone Pacific Foods is confidently assured of premium quality fruits that are graded, tested, and handled to the highest levels of food safety. We have the advanced technology and equipment to ensure our quality management systems excellence. Firestone’s Quality Assurance Team members start each day with a detailed pre-operational Inspection to ensure that all cleaning and sanitation procedures are achieved. Only when the production area has passed sanitation inspection and computer scales are calibrated, will processing begin. Sampling begins with the first packages off the line. USDA standards are constantly met through ongoing tests monitored in compliance with industry standards. The color, flavor, character, and consistency are constantly analyzed. Firestone Pacific Foods pledges to use qualified raw material combined with scientific management to offer excellent finished products and services to our customers. Since our processing establishment began in 1984 we have devoted ourselves to making natural, healthy, and quality foods, for our customers.
In addition, Firestone Pacific Foods is audited annually by the American Institute of Baking International (AIBI) under the Global Food Safety Imitative Standards. Our facility is SQF 2000 Level 2 certified facility. In addition we are auditing annually by the USDA, Washington Department of Ag, Food Alliance, the Department of Health, and Oregon Tilth for our organic certification. Additionally all of Firestone Pacific Foods frozen fruit products are Kosher Parve certified.