Food Safety

Food Safety

 

Growing our tomatoes in a pristine greenhouse environment ensures a product free of disease and contamination. Rather than dealing with tainted water runoff, animal bacteria, and other unsavory outdoor factors, we pride ourselves on growing in a computer controlled environment that turns out the highest quality product. In addition to our quality facility, we also adhere to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) which creates strict sanitary guidelines that our employees live by from the moment they step into the greenhouse. All Intergrow greenhouses are third party certified by PrimusLabs and exceed all current global food safety standards.

We understand our consumers desire to know where their food is coming from which is why we proudly endorse and are a part of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) plan. This effort focuses on an industry wide traceability effort through GS-1 DataBar stickers which are placed on all case labels and tomatoes, which can be seen on all Intergrow Greenhouses’ products.

Intergrow Greenhouses also practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), where we introduce predator bugs to control any pests that can harm the tomato plants. This practice reduces pesticide usage to a minimum. In addition, we also bring in bumble bees for natural pollination in the greenhouse.

At the end of the growing crop all plants are removed and the greenhouse is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to create a safe and sterile environment for the next growing crop.

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