Committed to Food Safety
At Coastal Sunbelt Produce, our primary goal has always been safety and compliance. We consistently exceed industry standards and actively demonstrate food safety as a top priority with continuous investments in resources, technology, education, and people.
Safety is at the forefront of every decision. Our state-of-the-art facility is zoned to ensure optimal temperatures for all products; refrigeration temperatures are monitored 24/7. We have controlled points of entry and badge access throughout our building. Our advanced recall and traceability program is best-in-class and evaluated regularly. Our drivers undergo extensive training, and our trucks are temperature controlled to maintain the cold chain, all the way to your door.
Coastal Sunbelt is compliant with all applicable regulations under the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). We’ve implemented a structured approach to GMPs and an extensive food safety plan. We also have multiple Preventative Control Qualified Individuals (PCQI) on staff in our facility. All of our growers/vendors are required to undergo an annual Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) audit (or other qualified 3rd party audit).
Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification
This rigorous food safety management system is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative; it is the only of its kind to integrate a quality component in addition to its food safety base.
Coastal Sunbelt’s food safety and food quality systems exceed expectations not only by meeting all requirements, but also by consecutively achieving and maintaining a Level 3 SQF certification.
We are certified by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and are permitted to operate as Certified Organic under the USDA National Organic Program.
In addition to our certifications, we maintain traceability on all products. We perform mock recalls twice a year to ensure the integrity of our recall program.
We are dedicated to providing you with the quality and reliability you’ve come to expect. A Star-K Kosher Certification carries the highest level of acceptability and marketability.