Here at Ruhlig Farms LLC, Food Safety is an integral part of our entire operation.
It includes growing, harvesting, warehousing, packing and shipping. Our Food Safety
Management System (FSMS) covers good agriculture practices (GAP), good manufacturing
practices (GMP), employee training, supplier management, materials, and our entire
farm and facilities operations.
The goal of food safety is to protect consumers from unsafe or misbranded
food. We implement procedures throughout our operations to anticipate and
control any potential product hazards from harvest through distribution. Food
Safety goes beyond a well designed, clean and well maintained facility, operated
by skilled and trained personnel. It also covers record keeping standards for
example, as well as product traceability, equipment calibration, testing and
analysis, internal inspections and third party audits, supplier integration, and
Food Safety is not a static program. It is dynamic in nature. It is important
to us that Food Safety objectives not only fit comfortably into the
overall objective of Ruhlig Farms LLC, but that they are also understood and easily
executed by personnel at all levels.
Standards & Certification
To ensure our food safety program is held to the highest standard, Ruhlig Farms, LLC
is audited and certified by Primus Labs, an independent, accredited organization that is
internationally recognized as an industry leader in food safety.
Ruhlig Farms LLC scored a superior level (the highest bracket) in both farm
operations and packing facility operations under the new Primus GFS audit, which
is among the most stringent standards in our industry category for food
Our managers receive continual training and education in food safety to
develop and manage internal programs and to stay current with emerging trends
and global standards