Safety at Farmer’s Fridge
Food and employee safety is the cornerstone of our business, both now and everyday. For years, we’ve employed a full-time food safety team of 15 people who are dedicated to maintaining our extremely high quality standards.
Our stringent everyday safety standards have never been so important. Here are a few of the things you can always count on from Farmer’s Fridge:
Food is produced in a FDA/USDA-regulated facility and surpasses all requirements for good manufacturing standards.
Our production facility is regularly inspected by an external food safety company (Siliker, owned by Mérieux NutriSciences) and has consistently passed with extremely high scores.
Strict sanitation practices (including washing down the entire facility from floor to ceiling with a pressure hose every day) and protective gear for employees including full hair and face coverings, smocks to cover clothing and disposable protective gloves.
More recently, we’ve added the following precautions to our production:
New procedures to protect production workers
Limiting employees in the facility to only essential personnel
Monitoring the temperature of anyone who enters the facility
Increasing our vigilant everyday sanitization of the entire facility every hour (including cleaning spaces not associated with food production such as time clocks, walkie talkies, etc)
Reorganizing the way production is run so employees never need to be closer than 6 ft to one another
Spacing out breaks and doubling size of the break room area
New procedures to protect our drivers
Driver start time is now staggered to avoid congregation
Drivers no longer enter the facility – their truck is loaded with the keys in it when they arrive for their shift
Drivers are clocking in and out on their phone to avoid touching a time clock
Gloves and face masks are worn throughout the delivery and changed after each stop. Hand sanitizer is required between each stop
If entering a healthcare facility, drivers wear smocks over their clothing, shoe covers, face mask, hair covers, and reusable gloves. All personal protective equipment is disposed of after each stop
Truck is sanitized after each shift