Q. Do your products have or use any preservatives?

A. No. All of our products are 100% fresh.

Q. What are the differences between your fresh-cut products and your competitors’?

A. Our products are cut and packaged in a state-of-the-art facility in compliance with HACCP, USDA QTV, and SQF programs. See our food safety page for more information on these programs.

Q. What are the important handling techniques for fresh-cut produce?

A. Produce is washed, dried and ready to eat out of the bag, but it must be kept cold and wrapped to protect it from dehydration.

Q. Where are my opportunities to sell fresh-cut produce?

A. Just about anywhere portion control, cost control, safety and convenience are important (i.e., hospitals, hotels, schools, restaurants, chain accounts).

Q. At what temperature should you store fresh-cut produce?

A. 34-38 degrees F.

Q. What are the advantages of fresh-cut produce?

A. First and foremost, safety and sanitation. Fresh-cut produce also saves money, space, is convenient, is consistent in size and price, provides 100% yield, and reduces waste and labor costs.

Q. What is HACCP and why is it important?

A. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points program. It is important for product safety and sanitation. Product is screened daily for microbiological contaminants. Dedicated chlorinated water systems are used for sanitation, and pH and chlorine levels are continuously monitored in all preparation water. Prior to palletization and shipping, all products pass through metal detection devices.

Q. Do your salsa fit into a Paleo diet plan?

A. Our Fresh Mild and Hot salsas are great additions to a Paleo diet plan!

Q. How do I store your salsa so that it stays fresher longer?

A. To keep salsa fresh you have to keep it cold: between 34 and 38 degrees. Temperature control is critical to retard spoilage. Just like fresh milk, every degree the temperature rises shortens the shelf life of salsa. Keep fresh salsa in the coldest part of your refrigerator. Take out only what you intend to use and immediately return the rest to the refrigerator. Be sure what you pick up at the store is ice cold and there are no signs of swelling, damage to the containers, or broken safety seals. Enjoy!

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