Brassica Sprout Group LLC, Baltimore, MD, announces a switch to the industry’s first tamper-evident, tamper-resistant, vented clamshell container as one more step in their continued efforts to improve food safety in the sprout market. By switching to the new Inline Plastics Corp. Safe-T-Fresh® vented container, Brassica’s sprouts are now safer, greener, and fresher. The container’s tighter perimeter seal design provides increased shelf life, freshness, and better protection of its products.
Brassica Sprout Group LLC has been an industry leader in supplying healthier sprouts since 1998. Brassica’s BroccoSprouts® contain a potent, naturally occurring, antioxidant compound called Sulforaphane Glucosinolate (or "SGS" for short), which acts as a long-lasting antioxidant that detoxifies the body naturally. While ordinary antioxidants only last a few hours, SGS provides antioxidant activity for several days.
Brassica has taken the lead in ensuring the safety of its products in the marketplace by putting a multi-hurdle approach to food safety into place. Starting with FDA Guidances for seed sanitation with 2% calcium hypochlorite and hold and release testing of 100% of production, Brassica has added additional food safety measures to strive for the highest safety level in the industry. The new Safe-T-Fresh® package is part of this program.
Paul Battaglia, VP Business Development at Brassica Sprout Group LLC explains:
“We are the only sprout company that requires our growers to be Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified and use this new tamper-evident container. GFSI is recognized the world over as the highest standard in food safety. GFSI made us examine every detail of our food safety protocols. That focused our attention on the container in which our sprouts are sold. Eliminating the chance of the package opening and causing cross-contamination is a high food safety priority. We searched for a container that met our expectations. The Safe-T-Fresh® vented container has the built-in qualities we seek. The construction of the container gives us the confidence that our product is less likely to open inadvertently. The Safe-T-Fresh® vented container provides additional benefits in labor and material savings to our growers, as they no longer have to manually apply a separate safety seal to each package.”