With over 200,000-plus square feet of specialized temperature-controlled refrigerated storage and processing space in 6 facilities Del Monte operates one of the largest independent food service meat specialty facilities in the United States, completely dedicated to center-of-the-plate proteins.
Food safety is paramount to our operation. We are inspected and certified by outside agencies whose requirements exceed those of the USDA. We inspect our suppliers' facilities to ensure wholesome practices on their part, and we take the extra steps necessary to provide you with the assurance that we strictly manage a system that safeguards the products we deliver to your door.
Del Monte is a further processing facility operating under an established Quality Assurance Program and a fully implemented HACCP Plan with all appropriate Critical Control Points identified.Quality Assurance
Del Monte offers the guarantee that the goods we sell have not been adulterated or altered as defined by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (United States Code, Title 21, Chapter 9, Section 342).Sanitation
Second to none in the industry, 100% of Del Monte’s employees are committed to our total operation sanitation program. Our production is stopped 8 hours/day for a deep clean. We do a weekly sanitation fog of our production areas to eliminate all environmental bacteria. We also go the additional mile with our truck sanitation program to ensure that deliveries are made on clean trucks.Temperature Control
From receiving to storage, production and shipping, our docks, coolers, freezer and production rooms are monitored and maintained 24 hours a day. All areas of the facility are kept well below Critical Limits in order to extend shelf life and to eliminate the incidence of spoilage bacteria growth.Product Separation
Del Monte is compliant with all required species separation throughout storage and production areas.Good Manufacturing Practices
Del Monte's employees are issued a clean smock, apron, hair and beard net and a sanitary bag with new, nitrile and cotton gloves, sleeves and plastic apron daily. Employees must remove all jewelry, and are required to wash hands with an approved E2 hand soap. No gum, food or drink are ever allowed in the processing areas.
Del Monte voluntarily participates in third party audits. We currently hold the very high ratings in all audits that have been performed.