Food Safety Declaration
ALBA Organics and ALBA Management, Staff, and Growers are committed to ensure that food safety is implemented and maintained throughout our production process; from before planning through product release.
This is achieved by:
All of our staff and farmers have been trained in food safety and hygiene and are strictly monitored to ensure continuous compliance and implementation of ALBA’s food safety plan, policies, and procedures.
What is USDA Group GAP Certification?
It is an alternate vehicle for a small producers to achieve GAP & GHP certification. ALBA decided to include ALBA Organics cooler and 1st and 2nd year farmers to compose the Farm Group and be audited as a single body. To do so, ALBA developed and implemented a Quality Management System (QMS), incorporating the requirements of a food safety standard. ALBA performs internal audit of Farm Group members (cooler and farmers) to ensure compliance with the chosen food safety standard, and internal audits of their QMS to ensure adherence to it. USDA performs system audits of the Farm Group’s QMS, and GAP and/or GHP audits of a certain number of the farms. All audits are performed on an annual basis.
ALBA Food Safety Plan: ALBA Quality Management System