MIAMI, Fla.–Cold storage and perishables logistics operation CrowleyFresh announced it was graded a perfect 100 percent during a recent food safety audit by Primus Labs, a score that only about two percent of those in industry ever achieves, the auditor noted.
CrowleyFresh underwent an almost nine-hour audit on Feb. 14, which was designed to test and check the company’s ability to maintain the integrity of the supply chain throughout the entirety of the company’s chain of custody – from receipt of the perishable products at the cold storage refrigerated dock to the time it is dispatched to store shelves, said the company.
During the audit, the Primus Labs inspector made all necessary sweeps through the temperature-controlled warehouse, testing the safekeeping of bell peppers, pineapples, blueberries and asparagus. The 156-question audit ran the gambit from precise maintenance of temperature per commodity, cleanliness, absence of cross-contamination and bacterial growth outside of the norm, proper handling of pest control and chemical storage and labeling.
CrowleyFresh was also scored high because of the group’s focus on maintaining proper records, said the release. Under requirements, records must be kept for 12 months detailing the precise temperatures of each of the warehouse’s multiple cooling chambers.
“We are proud of this accomplishment,” said Eduardo Campos, director.
“Achieving perfection is not very common in the industry as per Primus Labs only two percent of the industry has achieved it. Our stellar results are a testament to our entire team’s commitment to reinforce procedures in order to supply our customers with trust-worthy cold chain solutions ensuring the integrity of their products.”