Kingston Cross Dock and Cold Storage Receives Perfect Score on Food Safety Audit
- by Kyle Braver
POMPANO BEACH, FL - For the second year running, Kingston Cross Dock and Cold Storage (KCDS) has received a perfect score on its recent Primus GFSI Food Safety audit. According to a press release, the purpose of the audit is to test the facility's ability to adhere to the strict protocols of modern food safety principles, including both physical upgrades as well as the procedural adherence necessary for proper food safety guidelines.
“We take Food Safety very serious and are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Brian Osborne, General Manager of KCDS. “Achieving a perfect Primus score of 100 is big goal for our team and we are proud to have reached this important milestone at KCDS for the second year in a row. Our results are a testament to our entire team’s commitment to reinforce the procedures necessary to supply our customers with dependable and trust-worthy service. We want customers to trust that their programs are handled with complete integrity and care.”
“Our cold storage facility offers importers, marketers and distributors many advantages that include forced air pre-cooling, a 28-door truck loading dock, six individual temperature-controlled rooms, and close proximity to the Pompano State Farmers Market as well as the U.S.D.A. inspection office,” he continued. “Also, with such quick access to the I-95 corridor, KCDS makes it easy for trucks to get in and out of the state quickly.”
“I congratulate Brian and the entire KCDS team in attaining this top score as we know from our experience how hard this is to achieve,” added David O. Kingston, CEO of Kingston Companies. “I am also excited for the new season and the steady increase of imports into the United States."
According to a press release, some of the standards against which KCDS was measured against included:
- Proper maintenance of temperatures per commodity
- Safety documentation
- Proper handling of pest control
- Chemical storage
- Labeling procedures
Congratulations on this impressive achievement, Kingston!