Vegalab’s Lindsay California Citrus Packing House Receives Final Audit Score of 97%
Nevada and LINDSAY, CA, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Vegalab, Inc. ("the Company"), (OTC: VEGL), an industry leader in the soft chemistry and natural agrochemical segment, today announced the Company received notification of a Primus GFS audit rating of 97% at Vegalab Produce, the Company’s Lindsay California citrus packing plant. The audit was conducted by SCS Global Services.
The scope of the audit included a review of the facility’s Food Safety Management System, Facility/GMP Documentation, and HACCP Program, as well as an inspection of its receiving areas, wash tank, sorting lines, packing lines, cold storage and shipping areas, break room, restrooms, and surrounding areas.
“Our Lindsay facility consists of 300,000 square feet, and at peak season, we employ approximately 100 people to man its three packing lines,” stated David Selakovic, CEO of Vegalab. We have one main line for oranges, and two specialty lines for mandarins, grapefruits and lemons. Products are washed with re-circulated water treated with Chlorine; wax and fungicide are applied previous to sorting and packing. We are pleased to have received such a high score for our facility, and I am especially pleased that the work of our Vegalab Produce employees continues to be of such exceptional caliber.”
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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Released April 25, 2019