Minkus Family Farms understands how important it is for our customers to be confident in the safety of the products we supply. Minkus Family Farms is SQF Level 2 certified. SQF is currently the highest and most comprehensive level of food safety in the produce industry. We are also certified to pack organic products. Our new facility was built specifically to comply with this level of food safety. We also follow strict USDA guidelines and have passed our USDA GAP/GHP audit.
To provide traceability, Minkus Family Farms uses printers on our packing equipment. The printers print a Julian date code and lot number on each label so that it can be traced back to its source. This enables a quick response in case of any issues or recalls.
We understand how important the environment is, which is why we follow the latest agricultural practices. Our farms use proper crop rotation techniques to ensure the land is fertile for this generation as well as the following generations in the future.
Not only is crop rotation great for the environment, but it also helps us produce the highest quality products.
Reduced Energy Use
We’ve installed solar panels on two of our facilities to help reduce our overall carbon footprint. Our new warehouse was also built with 62 skylights, almost entirely eliminating the need for lighting in the warehouse. When we do need light, we can use one of our high efficiency LED lights. It also uses 10 large 20’ fans to greatly reduce the temperature in the building, allowing us to avoid the use of air conditioning to keep our products fresh.