— Committed to Safety —

Stadelman Fruit Company is committed to A collection of principles to ensure the safe and responsible farming and processing of fruit that exceeds industry standards.

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Good Agricultural Practices

Good Agricultural Practices are a collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products, while taking into account economical, social and environmental sustainability.

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is a farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice. GAP is an acronym for Good Agricultural Practices. The aim was to bring conformity to different retailers' supplier standards to avoid problems for farmers. It’s now the world's most widely implemented farm certification.

The gap standard was developed using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and governed according to ISO Guide 65 for certifications schemes Unlike other farm certification schemes, it has definitive rules for growers to follow, and each production unit is assessed by independent third party auditors.

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The HARPC system breaks down and analyzes each step of a process to identify where hazards can be introduced, or the risk of hazards can be reduced or controlled in order to produce the safest possible product. Washington Fruit is registered as meeting the requirements of the SQF 2000 CODE, Level 3 – Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management System. In addition, Stadelman Fruit collects soil, leaf, fruit and insect samples that are scrutinized with constant analysis against historical farming data.

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