Food Safety

CHELAN FRUIT COOPERATIVE is committed to providing the highest quality cherries apples and pears with state-of-the-art storage facilities, high tech packing lines and efficient and timely distribution services. Chelan Fruit Cooperative has implemented a multi-tiered approach to food safety certification.  Food safety begins at the orchard level with  our growers implementing the GlobalGAP certification standard:  This standard, which is the most widely accepted standard by retailers both domestically and internationally, is an intensive Good Agricultural Practices certification program that focuses on food safety; worker safety, environmental stewardship, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and fertilizer management.

Chelan Fruit Cooperative’s commitment to food safety continues at our production, storage and shipping facilities, where we maintain the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 certification for food safety and quality.  This Level 3 certification is the highest level achievable within the SQF standard.

Chelan Fruit Cooperative has committed a full time staff to make sure our food safety programs are maintained at the highest levels.  Our staff works with our growers and warehouse personnel to make sure they are aware of the changing landscape of food safety, and keeping us at the forefront of our industry.