Food Safety is an integral part of our operation at J. Durbin Farms. We strive to safeguard the pureness of our product for our customers. This includes not only growing, harvesting, warehousing, packing and shipping our product but also includes employee training. Food Safety and Quality Control is the responsibility of all the employees of J. Durbin Farms and its affiliated service and product providers.
J. Durbin Farms incorporates Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) throughout our operation. This guarantees that the finished product meets the highest standard of quality that our customers have come to expect. We are certified USDA GAP/GHP Harmonized Audit, Global Market Program. In 2009, J. Durbin Farms was one of the first peach farms in the state of Alabama to become certified with the USDA.
Through a series of complex operating procedures, schedules and record keeping, J. Durbin Farms ensures our Food Defense Plan and Food Safety Plan are in place and carefully followed. J. Durbin Farms is registered as a FDA Food Facility.
Strict sanitation procedures and schedules are followed daily in the fields, the packing shed, and during transportation to your local stores. Documenting chemical use, water test results, worker training programs, sanitation, and equipment maintenance helps J. Durbin Farms produce a safe superior product for the consumer.
Traceability is a huge component of Food Safety. J. Durbin Farms is able to trace its product from the local store shelf back to the day the peach was packed and shipped, to the person that picked the peach, and back to the field it was grown in. J. Durbin Farms annually tests its Trace-back and Recall Programs to verify its accuracy.
For more information on our Food Safety Program call the office at 205-755-4203.