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We understand that you – and your customers – need to be confident in the quality and safety of your foods. Earning and maintaining that confidence is our highest priority, and we enforce the strictest safety protocols to achieve it.

Our distribution and storage facility operates under programs that monitor product temperatures, ensure proper product rotation and follow manufacturing guidelines for the storage of each product type – all managed by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

Programs are also in place to ensure product quality and safety through proper supply chain management, including:

  • Receiving, storing & loading procedures
  • Sanitation & housekeeping procedures
  • Foreign material control
  • Training for food safety & personal safety
  • Export procedures
  • Good Hygiene Practices (GHPs)
  • Recall & traceability procedure, including food safety alerts & recall messaging
  • Crisis management
  • Pest control program
  • Product hold program
  • Allergen control program
  • Food defense program, including visitor restriction policies

Certifications & Inspections

All food safety programs implemented by General Produce are developed from a risk-based approach using HACCP principles, and meet current regulatory requirements as well as SQF certification.

Additionally, our facility is routinely inspected by FDA, USDA, California State, Sacramento County and Sacramento City agents as required by health and food safety regulations. General Produce is also certified as an Organic Produce Handler by Oregon Tilth.

Working Sustainably Today for a Healthier Tomorrow.

As an agricultural business, we share a deep sense of stewardship for the land and its resources. As a multi-generational family business, we have a duty to operate in such a way that the next generation inherits a responsible company and a healthy planet.

To achieve this, our business practices integrate all facets of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. Guided by our core values of integrity, honesty, personal relationships, diverse expertise, stewardship and innovation, General Produce demonstrates our commitment to sustainability in the following ways:

Operational Priorities

Operational Priorities

Throughout our organization, we strive to create a culture of sustainability by minimizing our environmental impacts in the areas of water, waste, energy and air quality, while promoting wellness and equipping our employees – via education and awareness efforts – to live more sustainably.
Locally Grown Program

Locally Grown Program

Our Locally Grown program supports sustainability by sourcing local products whenever possible, enabling local growers to preserve the personal and distinctive places of ori-gins of fresh fruits and vegetables. We believe buying local is investing in the future of the produce industry.
Supply Chain Monitoring & Management

Supply Chain Monitoring & Management

We make it a priority to ensure responsible social and environmental practices are evident throughout our supply chain, and proactively offer guidance to help suppliers and customers reduce their carbon emissions.
Managing Our Community Impacts

Managing Our Community Impacts

We consider it a privilege to be engaged with so many communities in our distribution area, and feel a responsibility to improve the quality of life for local residents. By volunteering, donating resources and partnering with other organizations, we are able to make fresh produce more readily available, promote healthier lifestyles and help many people stay active and well. This supports our long-term commitment to leaving a healthier, happier world for the next generation.

Product Recall Alerts

Stay informed about safety alerts, recalls, market withdrawals and access to the FDA website.