Quality Assurance and Food Safety
We manage comprehensive quality assurance and food safety programs that far exceed industry mandates. These programs include good manufacturing procedures, sanitation programs, microbiological testing, and a recall preparedness program. Together, they address all aspects of our products' life cycles, from seed selection all the way through harvesting, freezing, and distribution. As evidence of their effectiveness, we consistently score at the highest levels of third-party and customer ratings for food safety.
At the center of our quality assurance efforts is our Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program. This rigorous program identifies food safety risks, establishes controls, and outlines monitoring procedures to prevent food safety problems. While it is not currently mandated by our regulatory agencies, we helped develop this highly regarded program as part of our dedication to exceptional food safety for our customers and their customers as well.
Also, no genetically modified products are processed at any of our plants. All of our vegetables are produced from seed that is not genetically engineered (GMO or transgenic).
Additionally, all facilities are kosher- and organic-certified. We do not use additives, coloring, or preservatives in the preparation of our vegetables.
National Frozen Foods Corporation processes IQF vegetables that are not known allergen risks. We do, however, package some purchased items that are known allergens. For these reasons, National Frozen Foods has written facility-/product-specific allergen-control protocols.
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
National Frozen Foods Corporation is fully aware of the current Country of Origin Labeling requirement. All frozen vegetable items of domestic origin that are currently processed and packaged by National Frozen Foods Corporation are appropriately labeled “USA.”
Any purchased item that is packaged by National Frozen Foods Corporation will be properly labeled with the country of origin from which the item was sourced.
Product Tracking Capabilities
Food safety is central to all of our systems. Our IT systems and comprehensive quality programs provide specific tracking data that include detailed plans outlining procedures in the event of a recall. Those plans also include guidelines for communications with regulatory agencies, customers, and the public, and within our own company as well. We routinely test those plans through mock trace-back exercises. We maintain appropriate insurance and may provide our customers a certificate of liability insurance and contact information for key personnel upon request.
For in-depth nutritional information about frozen vegetables and fruits, visit the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
National Frozen Foods Corporation packs according to USDA Standards and customer specifications. For specific product specifications, please contact us.
To maintain quality, frozen foods must be held at temperatures less than 0° Fahrenheit at all times. We guarantee that foods are held at appropriate temperatures while under our control. Customers should follow these temperature requirements to maintain product quality throughout shipping and storage.
All National Frozen Foods Corporation facilities are registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with The Public Health, Security, and Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response Act of 2002.
No genetically modified products are processed at National Frozen Foods Corporation facilities. All vegetables processed at National Frozen Foods Corporation facilities are produced from seed that is not genetically engineered (GMO or transgenic). All grower contracts for vegetables processed at our facilities clearly dictate the use of non-GMO seed.
National Frozen Foods Corporation’s vegetables are harvested, processed, and frozen within 6 hours. National coordinates the harvesting and transportation of our crops in a way that promotes timeliness and efficiency.
National Frozen Foods Corporation does not use additives, coloring, preservatives, or flavoring in its vegetables. We may use a solution of water and salt in some Quality Graders during pea and lima bean processing, following with a clean water rinse.
All frozen vegetables that National Frozen Foods Corporation processes contain zero grams of trans fat.