Partnering with a managed produce program can provide several benefits for your foodservice operation.
From access to high-quality produce to guaranteed food safety and compliance, let’s take a look at some of the core benefits of partnering with a managed produce program:
Access to a Wide Variety of High-Quality Produce
Managed produce programs typically have relationships with a large number of farmers and suppliers, which allows them to offer a diverse selection of fruits and vegetables. This ensures you’ll be provided fresh fruits and vegetables that meet high standards for quality and taste.
Consistency in Product Quality and Availability
Managed produce programs inspect and grade produce to ensure that it meets established standards for quality, taste, and safety. Managed Produce Programs like Fresh Concepts work closely with farmers and suppliers to ensure that the produce they provide is of consistent quality and is available when needed. You’ll have access to a steady supply of the produce you need to prepare dishes, even during peak seasons or times of high demand.
Reduced Cost and Risk
A managed produce program can help reduce costs and risks associated with sourcing produce by handling logistics, such as transportation, storage, and inventory management. It also helps to mitigate risks associated with sourcing produce by ensuring that the produce you’re provided is safe to consume and meets or exceeds food safety standards.
Expertise and Support
Managed produce programs often have experienced industry experts on staff who can provide valuable support and expertise on everything from sourcing and selection to food safety and sustainability. You’ll have access to the help you need to ensure there is full transparency in the process.
Food Safety and Compliance
Managed produce programs are often well-versed in food safety regulations and compliance and can ensure that the produce they provide meets or exceeds food safety standards. Managed Produce Programs implement traceability systems to track the origin and movement of produce from farm to table, to quickly identify and isolate any produce that may have been contaminated. Your produce complies with all relevant food safety regulations, such as those set by the USDA, FDA, and local health departments and everyone involved in the process follows best practices for food safety.
Join Fresh Concepts today to take your produce management to the next level!