Bay Area Herbs & Specialties

Food Safety Program

Company-Wide Participation

Food safety is our number 1 concern. Bay Area Herbs has taken the extra steps to remain HACCP and COOL compliant. Further, we are verified by an independent third party auditor, upholding stringent food safety standards.

Approved Vendors

  • Whenever possible, product is purchased from approved vendors
  • Approved vendors must comply with a bona fide food safety program and third party certification where applicable

Good Agricultural and Manufacturing Practices

  • Whenever possible, growers are favored who emphasize Good Agricultural, Harvesting and Manufacturing Practices

HACCP Program

  • Key Managers have been trained in HACCP
  • All employees have the authority and responsibility to take corrective action, should a food safety issue or procedure require it




SCS_Food_Safety_AuthorizedThird Party Audit Certification

  • Bay Area Herbs & Specialties has retained Primus Labs to consult, monitor and audit the company on all aspects of food safety including GMP's, HACCP, product recall and food safety
  • Additionally, we have gone one step further to request an independent food safety audit to verify and score our performance, passing this audit with high marks - now making us the largest packer, distributor and marketer of specialty produce and herbs with this prestigious designation!
Record Keeping
  • Bay Area Herbs & Specialties keeps on file approved vendor HACCP programs, third party certification and food safety statements
  • Purchase order logs are maintained and archived for a minimum of one year
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