As a foodservice operator, you may be familiar the term “Field to Table Produce Management.” It’s a term used by many Produce Management companies to bring you the utmost fresh, safe, and reasonably priced produce to your operation.
In more depth, Field to Table Produce Management is a holistic approach to sourcing, focused on pricing, quality, food safety and service throughout the supply chain. Each step in the supply chain is uniquely important and plays a crucial role in protecting quality, price, and food safety.
If there are failures or mismanagement in growing, transportation, cooling, packing, processing, distribution and even handling inside the restaurant, the entire supply chain fails. Like any Team, the final result is only as strong as the weakest link. By qualifying and cultivating relationships with each key stakeholder in the supply chain, an operator can have a deeper and more rewarding experience with each supplier, which will produce higher yields, better products, and lower costs.
Field to Table Produce Management is a form of food traceability, which is, the ability to follow the movement of a food product and its ingredients through all steps in the supply chain, both backward and forward. This documents and links the production, processing and distribution of said products, according to the FDA.
When you are transparent to your customers about where your produce comes from, it shows that you prioritize where and how your food is grown and where it is sourced from – which is locally. You’re giving your guests that reassurance their produce is carefully handled, thoroughly washed, and safely prepared for them to enjoy without hesitation.
Field to Table Produce Management puts your mind at ease because you know you’re getting quality produce that is carefully managed, while paying the correct price. You’re also partnering with a company who demonstrates safety and loyalty to their foodservice operators.
Join Fresh Concepts today to help improve your Field to Table Produce Management and ensure risk management and traceability are always a top priority for your operation.