At Alexander Ranch, food safety is our highest priority. We employ stringent practices to ensure our produce meets the highest standards of safety and quality. From planting to packing, our processes prioritize safety, traceability, and transparency.
Our greenhouse environment allows us to grow with precision and eliminates exposure to harmful contaminants, safeguarding our produce. We adhere to organic practices, avoiding the use of harmful chemicals, ensuring that every bite is not only fresh and nutritious but also free from harmful residues. Regular testing and monitoring guarantee our water is pure and clean, preventing the risk of contamination from pathogens and ensuring the quality of our produce.
With consumer well-being at the core of our mission, we embrace food safety as an ongoing journey of improvement. We collaborate with leading experts in the field, staying at the forefront of food safety advancements to provide our customers with the highest level of confidence in our greenhouse-grown produce.
USDA Certified Organic
Alexander Ranch Microgreens are proudly certified USDA Organic and are produced
according to the USDA organic standards. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) integrates cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organic certification means that farmers and businesses have met strict standards for the growing, processing, and handling of their products.
Alexander Ranch Microgreens are certified USDA Organic through Organic Certifiers, a third-party certification agency accredited by the USDA NOP.
CDFA Organic Certification
Alexander Ranch Microgreens are certified organic through the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).
Non-GMO Project Verified
Alexander Ranch produce is verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms that have been manipulated through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology which allow DNA from one species to be inserted into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plants, animals, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or traditional crossbreeding methods. A growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, detrimental effects on biodiversity and environmental health, and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only independent, third party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. The Non-GMO Project is committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. We support your right to know and trust what is in your food and to choose Non-GMO.
Alexander Ranch is certified to the Primus Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard through Ceres Certifications International. GFSI is a global food industry organization that creates and implements a food safety benchmarking framework for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.
In today’s marketplace, food safety verification and confidence are critical. Over the last few years, retailers and food service companies have pushed for auditing schemes that are accepted worldwide. This drive for standardization created the GFSI which insures the movement towards the goal of global food safety. PrimusGFS is a GFSI recognized auditing body whose standards include Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) as integral aspects of achieving food safety certification. Alexander Ranch consistently passes the annual PrimusGFS third party audit with the highest scores.
Our food safety team is trained and maintains certification in the application of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) which is designed to prevent food contamination from microbiological, chemical, and physical hazards. The HACCP approach focuses on the prevention of food safety hazards before they can occur by assessing the entire production process from cultivation, harvest, storage, and distribution and applying preventative controls at critical points along the production process. Our food safety program is proactive, the staff is trained to understand how their work fits into the HACCP plan and we pride ourselves on the knowledge that every employee understands how their specific tasks aid in the overall safety and quality of Alexander Ranch produce.
Traceability & Recall Program
Alexander Ranch Inc. has a traceability and recall program designed to trace and recall any product that may have a food safety concern. Alexander Ranch produce is packed within minutes of harvest and cooled. Each clamshell is sealed and labeled with lot number, pack and best by dates, Universal Product Code (UPC) barcodes, and Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) for product tracking throughout the supply chain to the marketplace. At Alexander Ranch, protecting public health is our top priority.