Food Safety and Compliance
Great Lakes Packing Company processes over thirty million pounds of fresh cherries a year at its two facilities. We maintain strict control over production to ensure we supply the safest ingredients with the highest possible quality.
GLPC facilities are licensed by the State of Michigan as food establishments. We operate our business in compliance with all local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations of all countries we provide products to. We comply with provisions of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).
GLPC products are produced under FDA-approved food safety plans using Preventive Controls and principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). Management is committed to maintaining and constantly improving the food safety system and upholding the highest food quality standards. We provide our employees with the resources and training necessary to understand and be competent in applying these practices.
At Great Lakes Packing Company, our commitment is never to compromise on the safety, compliance, and quality of our products and services. We believe this commitment at all levels of the organization constitutes the foundation of our success.
All products produced and prepared by Great Lakes Packing Company are certified Kosher and Parve for year-round use, including Passover.
Our two facilities in Hart and Kewadin are independently audited by third-party institutions following Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards. Each plant is certified "with excellence" to the standards of the SQF Food Manufacturing Edition 9.0.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC HANDLER
Our facilities are certified handlers of organic cherries. That means we have demonstrated compliance to the standards of the USDA National Organic Program.