|Platinum Clients utilizing PrimusLabs'
Field Audit Program
|Definition: This program provides a third party
verification for the client's safe food production program in such areas as
ranch history, adjacent land use, fertilizer usage, water sourcing and usage,
pest control, harvesting practices, employee safety and hygiene.
Consists Of: A comprehensive questionnaire that is provided to the
growing operation for each ranch to be audited. At an agreed upon time, a
PrimusLabs auditor arrives and conducts an onsite inspection. After the
questionnaire and the information obtained during the site visit are analyzed,
an audit report is compiled and submitted to the client detailing those items
that do not meet regulatory requirements or conform to Good Agricultural
Practices (GAP). PrimusLabs also issues a certificate stating the audit score.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): Are guidelines established to ensure
a clean and safe working environment for all employees while eliminating the
potential for contamination of food products. The PrimusLabs GAP program
addresses the issues of site selection, adjacent land use, fertilizer usage,
water sourcing and usage, pest control and pesticide monitoring and harvesting
practices (including worker hygiene, packaging storage, field sanitation and
product transportation). Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) are
developed and incorporated into the GAP program providing guidance with respect
to potential points for contamination and preventative or corrective measures
to mitigate their effects.