HerbCo Texas (formerly Generation Farms) is pleased to announce that it is the first HerbCo farm to pass the stringent GFS series of Packing House, GAP and Harvest Crew audits. These three audits are designed to review respectively best practices in the packing facility; the farm; and for the crews that harvest product on the farm. The GFSI, or Global Food Safety Initiative, strives to establish a strict portfolio of food safety standards that would be globally recognized and respected by major food retailers and certification authorities. GFSI is gaining traction in the United States, and may be adopted by various major retailers in the near future. GFS audits are more exhaustive than traditional audits, and delve into more details on record keeping; additional detailed inspections and follow up of facilities and field operations; supplier monitoring; and product testing.
Congratulations to HerbCo Texas for taking their food safety program to the next level!