Overview | Food Safety & Security | Tote Program
Costa is committed to providing the safest foods possible!
Costa takes quality assurance, sanitation, and proper standards very
seriously. Accordingly, Costa maintains Safe Quality Foods
certifications for both warehouse and manufacturing operations.
SQF Level 2: Warehouse Operations
SQF Level 3: Fresh Ideas Manufacturing Division
SQF is an internationally recognized, comprehensive Food Safety Management System that provides organizations with a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products.
Certification requires a facility pass intensive food safety, allergen, cleanliness and production inspections.
- SQF Level 2 & 3 Certification
- HACCP Program
- USDA Receiving Standards
- Food Security Program
- Metal Detection
- Recall Program
- Independent Lab Testing
Costa Fruit & Produce and its subsidiaries are registered with the FDA as required by the Bio-Terrorism Act of 2002.
Our Food Security Program was developed to provide a safe and secure work place and a secure food supply by
using appropriate good business practices and monitoring critical control points.
- Restricted Zones
- Video Surveillance
- Extensive Employee Screening
- Vehicle Security Seals
- Alarmed Emergency Exits
- Badge Identification System
- Extensive Product Inspection Process
All exterior entrances are locked and accessible by key or proximity
badges only. All emergency exits are alarmed for exit. High tech video surveillance
cameras monitor entrance doors. All receiving/shipping doors are secured at
all times unless in use. Visitors and outside freight drivers must sign in
and show appropriate identification before entering the facility. All Visitors
are issued identification badges which must be visible at all times. Contract
security is on premises during non-working hours.
All employees undergo pre-employment background checks. Additional
drug, physical, and D.O.T. requirements will be verified where appropriate.
All employees are issued proximity picture ID badges, which must be visible
at all times.
All incoming products are thoroughly inspected. The inspection process
includes quality, temperature, tampering, and pest control. In Addition, inspections
of inventory to insure freshness and date coding rotation are performed on
a regular basis. Appropriate AIB certification will be maintained for warehousing
and processing divisions. All delivery vehicles are secured with numbered seals
that are verified by the delivery driver at the beginning of the shift and
turned into Receiving at the end of the day.
Costa Fruit & Produce - 18 Bunker Hill Industrial Park - Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 241-8007 Fax: (617) 241-8718
For Correspondence: P.O. Box 290574 Boston, MA 02129