Markon 5-Star Food Safety

Every case of Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, and Markon Essentials you purchase has met or surpassed Markon’s unparalleled standards with their 5-Star Food Safety program. The video below will tell you all you need to know about each step of the 5-star program! While watching, keep an eye out for our new Las Vegas Facility! We are happy to partner with Markon on this video to show our dedication to quality assurance and food safety.


Key Points in the 5-Star Food Safety Program


  • Third-party audit reviews for Good Agricultural Practices
  • Detailed specifications
  • Daily inspections
  • Water testing

Grower/Shipping Facilities

  • Third-party audit reviews for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (Ready-Set-Serve only)
  • Regular inspections
  • GMP observational visits and product quality standards verification
  • Water testing
  • Environmental monitoring program


  • Temperature monitors on trucks originating in Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas (South Texas), and Washington

Distributor Warehouses

  • Dedicated quality assurance
  • Warehouse temperature zones
  • Third-party inspections

Your Kitchen

  • Trace back to field level
  • Regular mock recalls conducted to verify traceability
  • “Best If Used By” dates on all Ready-Set-Serve inner and outer packaging
  • Storage and handling information
  • Cooler icons on packaging easily identify appropriate cooler storage area(back, center, front, outside)
  • Food safety educational tools available through your sales representative




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