Farm and Field

citrus-grove

Our philosophy is that food safety begins at the citrus grove.

Bee Sweet Citrus has developed agricultural practices that help assure the freshness of fruits from the producer to the consumer. Our philosophy is that food safety begins at the citrus grove. When you begin the safety process at the source of the product, it reassures that the fruits are free of pathogens – bacteria, parasites and viruses – that can cause illness. Our Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program focuses on three types of potential risk of contamination: biological, chemical, and physical.

Bee Sweet Citrus is committed to taking the necessary steps to prevent any cross contamination of our products. As responsible growers, we will do our part to assure food safety by producing our crops under our GAP guidelines minimizing the potential of contamination.

The elements of our GAP program include:

  • Packer Communication
  • Traceability/Records/Documentation
  • Pesticides and their use
  • Field sanitation and harvest pesticide
  • Water
  • Soil, manure and bio-solids
  • Pest control

Find out more about our food safety practices.