BIX Produce maintains controlled access and surveillance video cameras throughout the warehouse and main entrances to support our comprehensive food defense/plant security plan in accordance with the FDA’s ALERT food defense and terrorism initiative. This is one step BIX takes to continue their high standard of food safety. BIX also houses a well-equipped in-house lab for chemical and microbiological analyses and shelf-life studies to ensure we are always using the best practices to bring you the freshest, cleanest produce.
Along with the safety steps taken in and around the facility, BIX offers a continuous and frequently updated food safety and biosecurity training for all employees to ensure the team handling and preparing your produce is the most knowledgeable.
BIX Produce believes our consistency is significantly improved by using one source to prepare your produce. Our state-of-the-art production facility ensures quality and savings for you. Every product has a guaranteed shelf life to assure you fresh, ready-to-eat products for every penny of your produce purchases.
We use peracetic acid, not chlorine, to clean your fruits and vegetables. Peracetic acid (also known as peroxyacetic acid or PAA) is an organic compound that is an ideal antimicrobial cleanser. Peracetic acid is an excellent choice for sanitation at food and beverage plants, wineries, breweries, medical facilities and in agricultural areas. The NOP (National Organic Program) recognizes peracetic acid as a safe sanitizer for certified organic items, because you can clean organic fruits and vegetables in peracetic acid without compromising their certified organic status.
All of our fresh-cut fruits and vegetables at BIX are rinsed and sanitized with peracetic acid at some point in their preparation. In addition, certain items like apples and potatoes are treated with a preservative to combat premature “browning.”