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The Giumarra Companies
11220 Edison Hwy
Giumarra's Escondido operation was launched in 1982, to give the company an on-the-ground center for avocado packing, quality control and marketing. Giumarra Escondido's 22,000 square-foot packing facility is located in San Diego's North County. This is i
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Homegrown? | Maglio Produce Perspectives
Walter Ram, vice president of Food Safety at The Giumarra Companies, has warned of this 'off shoring' phenomenon for years.
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Walter Ram, vice president ...
Walter Ram, vice president of food safety for Giumarra, with Tom Stenzel, president of United Fresh Produce Association, and Chuck Ciruli of Ciruli Bros. LLC. the Food Safety Modernization Act "will touch everyone in some way."
Taylor and Assar were joined by ...
Taylor and Assar were joined by panelists Walter Ram, vice president of food safety of The Giumarra Cos.; Courtney Parker, vice president of salad quality and global food safety of Chiquita/Fresh Express; and Mike Villaneva, technical director for California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement.
Food Safety Newsletter - FoodHACCP.com
While other food industries such as meatpacking have more than a century of food safety experience, the produce industry only began widespread programs in the late 1990s, said Walter Ram, vice president of food safety at the Giumarra Companies, a produce distributor with divisions throughout the country, including one in Rio Rico.
Produce companies used to consider fruits and vegetable as "a product," he said.
"The quantum shift for us to change and get a real culture of food safety means that we need to change that outlook and realize that we're producing food," he said.
An effective food safety program should start with the head of the company, Ram said.
"When it comes from the top, everybody has to listen," he said, adding the higher-ups at the company should explain the benefits of food safety and the potential liabilities of a lack thereof.
In addition, food safety is "everybody's job," he said.