Food Quality & Safety

BCFoods Standards

BCFoods is committed to being hands-on involved with our products from field to fork to ensure food quality and safety for you and your customers. We maintain the highest standards for all the dried vegetable, fruit, spice, and seasoning ingredients we offer.

  • GFSI Certified
    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Certification ensures safer food for consumers.

  • FDA FSMA Compliant
    BCFoods conforms to regulations set forth by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

  • Pathogen Microbial Reduction
    All BCFoods products undergo steps to reduce or eliminate pathogenic bacteria and other harmful elements.

  • Tested for Pathogens
    All BCFoods products are tested for pathogenic bacteria and other harmful elements using ISO 17025:2005 accredited labs.

  • Sustainability
    BCFoods sells sustainably grown dehydrated vegetable ingredients.

  • Inventory Accuracy
    Our WMS system tracks inventory to a 99.9% accuracy.

  • Good Manufacturing Practices
    BCFoods meets all U.S. FDA regulations for 21 CFR 117.

Experienced, meticulous, certified, and recognized for quality.

BCFoods has been in the industrial dried ingredient industry for over forty years, and is recognized for being at the forefront of food safety. Our experts are regularly invited to speak at global regulatory and industry conferences.

By working closely with our network of farming and dehydration facilities, we’ve established quality guidelines throughout our supply chains to offer the visibility and traceability our customers have come to expect.

We have strategic partnerships established globally with top ingredient manufacturers who supply exclusively to BCFoods and meet our stringent quality requirements just as our own factories do.

  • Highest standards of food quality and safety
  • Professionally recognized for food safety expertise
  • Vertical integration means quality control with no additional cost
  • Quality Assurance experts that travel globally to enforce BCFoods standards

The below standards are required and enforced at BCFoods-owned farms and facilities, as well as our suppliers and partners. These standards ensure that BCFoods products are of the highest quality and food safety.

BCFoods Requirements & Testing

BCFoods products are tested and free of harmful elements such as:

  • Aflatoxins
  • Pathogenic bacteria
  • Illegal pesticides
  • Harmful chemical contamination
  • Illegal dyes
  • Allergens

Inspection of Farms and Facilities

BCFoods monitors our supply chain through on-site facility inspections, confirming good agricultural practices (GAP), processing and packing of products for BCFoods and to ensure they meet our stringent foods safety standards, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

BCFoods conducts comprehensive testing of each lot. Each lot requires a Certificate of Analysis which includes test results for APC, Yeast & Mold, Total Coliform, E. coli, S. aureus, Salmonella, Listeria and moisture. We also have the ability to test for additional physical chemical and microbiological contaminants.

Chemical Testing

We have in-house HPLC, Mass Spectrometry, Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer, Fluorescence spectroscopy capabilities, which will allow us to test for:

  • Pesticides
  • Heavy Metals
  • Scoville heat units
  • Mycotoxins
  • Hexane

Accreditations & Certifications

Our Standards Never Stop Growing

BCFoods takes pride in high quality ingredients. In order to meet quality standards we have taken the necessary steps to achieve multiple accreditations so that our customers can feel confident in purchasing our products.

Michelle WestQuality & Safety