Onions 52 said it is aiming to reinforce its commitment to food safety through the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Gold Circle Campaign for Food Safety.
By participating in the PMA Gold Circle Campaign for Food Safety, Onions 52 joins more than 350 fresh produce suppliers and buyers—from growers and distributors to retailers, foodservice operators and solutions providers.
“We wanted to make a difference and take a leadership role within the industry,” says Falon Brawley. She continues, “Research and continuing education are indispensable measures for recall-prevention throughout the produce supply-chain. Initiating comprehensive, prevention-based controls to prevent or significantly minimize the likelihood of food safety issues arising is essential in our industry.” In addition to PMA’s Gold Circle Campaign for Food Safety, Onions 52 is certified by PrimusGFS and the Equitable Food Initiative (EFI).
PMA founded the Gold Circle Campaign with the aim to address the industry’s challenge of increasing food production with fewer resources while bolstering confidence in the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables. In particular, the Campaign funds research and education delivered by various research-based organizations, including the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis. CPS focuses on prevention research that delivers real-world solutions applicable to the entire produce supply chain.
To learn more about Onions 52’s commitment to food safety, visit them at Booth #743 at PMA Fresh Summit.