These days, food demand worldwide has increased considerably, so the challenge for companies engaged in food production, transformation, storage and distribution has also grown. It is not only about satisfying a number, but also preserving and increasing product quality and, more importantly, their food safety.
An increasing number of companies are joining the implementation of good agricultural and manufacturing practices, either on their own initiative or by request of a client, local or exporting guidelines. Eleven Rivers has a Badge supported by trade certifications and own internal audits, including the main requirements which consumers, buyers and government bodies seek globally, in order to improve the performance of farming companies in areas such as food safety, process quality, traceability and social responsibility.
The Eleven Rivers Badge covers the product, from production to transportation which moves it out of packaging facility modules of companies.
Globally, one of the main reasons why products may potentially be contaminated, especially by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses, is due to a lack of hygiene.
That is why workers must be trained in good hygiene practices to avoid unintentionally contaminating the product and preserving its food safety.
These trainings must be developed for all the employees as they enter the company; and reinforcement should be necessary at least once per season or whenever it is necessary.
Having supervision of activities throughout all the stages, from food production, harvest, storage, packaging and distribution is essential for companies.
So, within the criteria that the Eleven Rivers Badge audits from trade certificates, there will always be the continuous review of hygiene standards such as: