Safety

At Duncan Family Farms we pride ourselves in delivering the best in food and farmworker safety. Our mission is to grow safe and healthy products for our customers. Food safety and farm worker safety are our priorities.

Food Safety
Duncan Family Farms recognizes the importance of maintaining a strict and detailed food safety program. Our quality assurance begins at the point of growing and continues through harvest and shipment. By implementing what is known as Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) we minimize the potential for product contamination. Our farm has created a program that incorporates the requirements set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) and customer specific procedures and protocols. The food safety program consists of, but is not limited to these steps:

Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures

  • Continuous employee training of GAPs
  • Internal audits of our ranches and harvest crews
  • Participation of 3rd party Audits by USDA, LGMA and Primus Labs.
  • Testing and monitoring of water sources
  • Testing and monitoring of composted materials and soil amendments
  • Preseason and pre-harvest inspections in order to monitor environmental conditions
  • Raw product testing of pathogens

Farmworker Safety

The mission of Duncan Family Farms is to develop and implement effective policies and procedures that reduce or eliminate accidents, injuries and illnesses through training, education and inspections. Duncan Family Farms has implemented a stringent program that allows employees to feel safe in their working environment. We do this by establishing and enforcing good safety practices (SOP’s). Our employee safety procedures consists of effective policies such as:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • Hazard communication SOP and mock drill
  • Heat Illness program
  • Forklift safety
  • Tractor safety
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Emergency response
In order to assure the safest possible work place, we conduct weekly and monthly tailgates along with detailed Crew Leader trainings. Our Employee Safety Committee is determined to assure that safety is one of our key farm practices.
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