Markon Produce

Markon Cooperative, Inc. consists of eight independent, broadline foodservice companies in the U.S. and Canada.

The Markon 5-Star Food Safety Program

5-Star Food Safety is based on specifications, inspections, and information at five key points: fields, facilities, transportation, distributor warehouses, and your kitchen.

1. Fields

• Third-party audits for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
• Detailed specifications
• Daily Inspections
• Water Testing

2. Grower/Shipping Facilities

• Third-party audits for:
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HAACP) – Ready-Set-Serve only
• Regular daily/weekly inspections by Markon Staff

3. Transport

• Temperature monitors on trucks originating in California, Arizona, Florida and Mexico

4. Distributor Warehouse

• Dedicated quality assurance staff
• Regulated warehouse temperature zones
• Third-party inspections

5. Your Kitchen

• Trace back to field level
• “Best If Used BY” dates on all Ready-Set-Serve inner and outer packaging
• Storage and handling information to help educate you

You take food safety seriously. Markon, shares this passionate dedication to providing safe fruits and vegetables and works diligently to meet your high standards. Markon has created measurable metrics to ensure your fresh produce is both delicious and as safe as possible. With Markon, you can be confident because all Markon First Crop and Ready-Set-Serve products meet their comprehensive 5-Star Food Safety® Program requirements.

Markon First Crop

Markon First Crop is Markon’s first and signature brand that includes traditional whole fruits and vegetables like apples, broccoli, lettuces, onions, and potatoes. Purchased only from our approved grower-supplier partners, these items must meet a strict set of requirements each and every time, including:

  • Dependable quality
  • Reliably high yields
  • Field inspections on key items
  • Backed by Markon’s5-Star Food Safety® Program

Markon Ready-Set-Serve

Ready-to-use, innovative, and economical, Ready-Set-Serve is a full line of fresh fruits, vegetables, and juices that takes prep work out of the kitchen and allows chefs to focus on flavor and creativity. Reliable and delicious, each of these products satisfies our high specifications, such as:

  • Consistent plate presentation
  • Time and labor savings
  • Reduced waste/disposal costs
  • Backed by Markon’s 5-Star Food Safety® program


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