Visalia Citrus Packing Plant Meets Industry’s Highest Quality Standards
Vegalab, Inc. ("the Company"), (OTCQB: VEGL), an industry leader in the soft chemistry and natural agrochemical segment, today announced the Company received notification of a 98.98% food safety rating for the Company’s citrus packing plant that was acquired by Vegalab in 2017.
The independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services examined whether the Company had developed, maintained, and administered an HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) - based Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) Food Safety Program. After the assessment, Vegalab was certified with a SUPERIOR rating. The final 98.98% food safety rating demonstrates a manufacturing facility’s compliance with the GMP checklist for food safety, and assures that the facility is operating under a GMP-compliant HACCP food safety management plan.
David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab, stated, “Due to the leadership of General Manager Lorenzo Carreon and his team, Vegalab has joined other businesses and organizations around the world working to provide products and services that meet the highest environmental, social, and quality standards. The entire team is proud of our SUPERIOR rating and we are happy to be able to share this new approval with our current and future customers.”
Vegalab, Inc. is the exclusive distributor in North and South America of a line of all-natural, biologically derived pesticides, fertilizers, and specialty agricultural products. Vegalab’s pesticides are highly effective against targeted organisms, non-toxic to beneficial organisms, and safe for the environment. Vegalab’s products support a healthy soil biome and are cost competitive with synthetic chemicals that do just the opposite. The Company operates in two segments of the food industry. The Agronomy Business involves the manufacture and distribution of all-natural crop protection, crop health, and soil enhancement products; the Packing Business involves the operation of citrus packing facilities.
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with its mission, SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
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