Food Safety is of Utmost Importance to Us

Jackson Farming Company and our growers are committed to growing, packaging and shipping the best quality produce.  

Being a leading produce company in Eastern North Carolina, we take food safety extremely seriously.  

Our process ensures that all safety standards are double-checked and adhere to the commodity and growing region regulations.  

In our fields use drip irrigation where we can to be good stewards of our water and to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination in our produce.  

At JFC we test all the water used in our fields for e-coli and other contaminants.


Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

It is an honor for Jackson Farming Company to be certified in the highest level of management systems in food safety. 

The GFSI objectives are to:

  • Reduce food safety risks by delivering equivalence and convergence between effective food safety management systems
  • Manage cost in the global food system by eliminating redundancy and improving operational efficiency
  • Develop competencies and capacity building in food safety to create consistent and effective global food systems
  • Provide a unique international stakeholder platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange and networking

GLOBAL Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.)

GLOBALG.A.P. Certification covers:

  • Food safety and traceability
  • Environment (including biodiversity)
  • Workers’ health, safety and welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Includes Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC), 
Quality Management System (QMS), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

GLOBALG.A.P. standard demands, among other things, greater efficiency in production. It improves business performance and reduces waste of vital resources. It also requires a general approach to farming that builds in best practices for generations to come.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI)

Case-level electronic traceability is available for all our products.

​PTI is designed to help the industry maximize the effectiveness of current traceback procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency of traceability systems for the future.