Main Street Gourmet meets all federal, state and other regulatory laws and guidelines for food and production safety. The following is a partial list of programs in place that ensure consumer food safety in all of Main Street Gourmet’s areas of production and distribution.
Production Dates/Quality Assurance
- Production Date Codes are easily identifiable, showing production and expiration dates that allow for tracking of specific batches. This information is marked on individual products and on master cases.
- All products are tested by the Quality Assurance Department prior to distribution. A one-ounce sample from each batch is coded, frozen and baked the next day by QA staff. Each sample is checked against product specs for proper rise, taste, overall acceptability and proper coding.
- In addition to testing the finished product, all incoming ingredients are checked for temperature upon arrival and date codes, as well as the cleanliness of the delivery and its vehicle. We also record batch codes and use by dates of ingredients so any Main Street Gourmet product can be traced by specific raw materials.
- A Preventative Pest Control Program is in place to ensure the plant is free of insects and rodents. All traps, bait stations and pesticide applications are maintained by a recognized and certified organization on an on-going basis.
Main Street Gourmet has a Full Recall Procedure Program in place. Our entire product line is given an eight digit batch code and we perform a mock recall twice a year to ensure our ability to recall any given product at any time.
Main Street Gourmet has a working HACCP Plan that is reviewed by SAI Global, one of the leading providers of food safety and quality assurance services in the United States. We also voluntarily submit to annual inspections by SAI Global. In addition, the company has periodic inspections by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the United States Food and Drug Administration. Main Street Gourmet meets all Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification standards scoring an “Excellent” rating as recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).