Riveridge adds additional Food Safety Role

Riveridge now has two full-time employees focused on Food Safety with the addition of Theresa Badgerow late last year.

Theresa recently joined Riveridge to help support Food Safety.

Theresa recently joined Riveridge to help support Food Safety.

Riveridge prides itself on its current Food Safety practices including the traceability from the orchard to the picker to the packing facility. Due to some high-profile mishandled produce that’s been in the national news recently, today’s savvy consumers want even more reassurance their food is handled the best way possible.

Theresa’s main role will be to oversee good manufacturing processes. She will check in on growers, helping them with their audits and making sure the Packing facilities are using best practices. Official Food Safety regulations may change over time, but Theresa is committed to making sure Riveridge is ahead of the game.

 

Her day-to-day role will be maintaining all logs and ensuring everything is up to date and prioritizing those needs. This includes scheduled walk throughs at Riveridge Packing to make sure cleaning is done properly and even the small things like smocks and IDs are worn. Incentives for those exhibiting consistent Good Manufacturing Process practices are a new initiative for individuals at Riveridge Packing, rewarding those who go above and beyond.

Each bin of apples on a Riveridge Land Company farm is traceable right down to the picker.

Each bin of apples on a Riveridge Land Company farm is traceable right down to the picker.

Theresa has a vested interest in the apple industry. She married into a grower partner family of Riveridge and is already making an impact in her new role. Theresa recently took over supervision of the sanitation crew at Riveridge Packing and instituted new quarterly check ins to review corrective actions.

We are more than happy to provide information about our practices and invite you for a tour to see how our fruit goes from the tree to your store safely.