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Quality

  • Food Safety

    Jac. Vandenberg has maintained a strong commitment to food safety that goes above and beyond the requirements of the industry. This has been a standard practice for Jac. Vandenberg for the past fifty years.

    • We are a member of a Working Group of the PMA-led Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), which seeks to enhance the level of product traceability. We assist and work with each of our suppliers to ensure full compliance with the PTI standards.
    • We request third party certificates from all our suppliers ensuring that they meet international standards for good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Suppliers must also have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) based Food Safety Program in place, which are audited annually by an approved independent third party. These certifications establish guidelines to ensure clean and safe working environments for all employees while minimizing the potential for contamination of food products.
    • We require that all of our suppliers are in compliance with all applicable regulations in effect with the United States, Canada, and any other country where the fruit is sold and or produced including the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, U.S. Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and all regulations promulgated under these acts.
    • We require that all of our suppliers are registered with the U.S. Food And Drug Administration, in accordance with the Bioterrorism Act of 2002.
    • We require all of our suppliers to produce and pack fruit in compliance with the rules and regulations in effect in the United States, Canada and any other country where the fruit is sold and/or produced that prohibit human trafficking or slavery, and that they provide third-party verification audits thereof.
    • We request that all companies involved in the food supply chain are members of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), which helps to ensure a more secure and expeditious supply chain.
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified™

    A number of our suppliers are Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and we are proud to offer their product.

    Please read below to understand what Rainforest Alliance Certified™ means:

    • Less water pollution as all sources of contamination (pesticides and fertilizers, sediment, wastewaters, garbage, fuels and so on) are controlled.
    • Less soil erosion as farms implement soil conservation practices such as planting on contours and maintaining ground cover.
    • Reduced threats to the environment and human health as the most dangerous pesticides are prohibited, all agrochemical use is strictly regulated, farmers must use mechanical and biological pest controls where possible and strive to reduce both the toxicity and quantity of chemicals used.
    • Wildlife habitat is protected as deforestation is stopped, the banks of rivers are protected with buffer zones, critical ecosystems such as wetlands are protected and forest patches on farms are preserved.
    • Less waste as farm by-products such as banana stems, coffee pulp, orange peels and un-marketable foliage are composted and returned to the fields as natural fertilizer. Other wastes, such as plastics, glass and metals are recycled where possible.
    • Less water used as water conservation measures are applied in washing and packing stations, housing areas and irrigation.
    • More efficient farm management as the certification program helps farmers organize, plan, schedule improvements, implement better practices, identify problems and monitor progress.
    • Improved conditions for farm workers -- who are getting fair wages, decent housing, clean drinking water, sanitary facilities and a safe and wholesome work area. Workers and their families have access to schools, health care, transportation and training.
    • Improved profitability and competitiveness for farmers who have increased production, improved quality, reduced worker complaints and increased worker efficiency. The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal of approval gives the farmers more leverage at the time of sale, product differentiation, premium prices and improved access to credit.
    • More collaboration between farmers and conservationists -- parks alone cannot save the world’s biodiversity; we have to ensure that wild flora and fauna find refuge outside of protected areas. Because farmers control the fate of so much land and so many critical habitats, their ideas and willing participation are essential to any local or regional conservation strategy.

    To learn more please visit: www.rainforest-alliance.org

  • Services

    Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. offers a wide-range of essential services to its customers:

    • Inspections: Upon arrival of each shipment, product is thoroughly inspected by independent, experienced quality inspectors to ensure sound customer deliveries.
    • Pre-Packing: Upon request, Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. can pre-pack product into a selection of different pack types that fit customer needs. Pack types include: Clamshells, bags, punnets and “Euro” cartons; all of which can be packed into a wide range of weight configurations.
    • Transportation/Logistics: Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. works closely with a number of highly reliable transportation companies to ensure product is treated with the utmost care, and is delivered timely and safely to its customers’ facilities. With each truck loading, product movement is carefully supervised and, when appropriate, temperature recorders are placed inside the truck to monitor proper carrying temperatures. Our transportation partners also utilize GPS tracking systems in order to monitor the location of Jac. Vandenberg trucks at all times.
    • Locations: With multiple office and warehouse locations across the United States, Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is able to deliver customer orders within 1 to 2 days after truck loading to all 48 continental states and Canada.
    • Availability: With its world-wide sourcing and national delivery capabilities, Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is able to offer an extensive and year-round variety of imported products that arrive both by vessel and by air. It's no surprise then that our customers continue to trust in the Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. motto: "One call brings you the world’s finest brands of fresh produce."
  • Information Technology

    Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is currently working with the following e-commerce networks:

    • iTrade Network
    • Foodlink/Agribuys
    • Global Net Exchange

    Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is also registered with the iCiX web portal.