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Sustainability

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Sustainability starts the environment. Gold Star Foods is determined to leave the land and ecological resources for future generations healthier and more productive. We support green farming practices and certified sustainable food.

Good food procurement
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Local
Economies

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Environmentally
Sustainable

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Current & Future Commitment to
Valued Workforce

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Provide Humane
and Healthy Care
for Livestock
(Animal Welfare)

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Increasing
Nutritional Integrity
of Food Items

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Local sourcing

Gold Star Foods works with hundreds of manufacturers and farmers delivering to 4,500+ school district sites. We focus on local providers to ensure sustainable crops. It is important to us to provide schools with quality frozen, dry and refrigerated products, compliant snacks, and fresh bread and produce. Gold Star Foods partners with small, local businesses and farms to safeguard our products with an unwavering commitment to best practices in food safety and traceability.

Christopher Robinson is the fourth generation to farm his family ranch, Robinson Ranch, in Merced, California. Christopher believes sustainability is about leaving the farm, and ecological resources for future generations healthier and more productive.

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Food safety

Gold Star Foods leads the way on food safety – going beyond industry standards as one of the first school food distribution companies to simultaneously achieve two recognized food safety certifications:
The Food Safety Modernization Act and Safe Quality Food Program (SQF Level II).

Gold Star Foods’ commitment to food safety includes:
  • An industry driven global effort to advance food safety
  • Certifies that food has been handled according to the highest
    standards
  • The only food safety system that focuses on the quality of food
    as well as safety
  • Voluntary and administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute
  • Goes beyond the Food Safety Modernization Act

The safe quality food program ensures the food on all school lunch trays are healthy, fresh and, most importantly, safe. We are relentless in our mission to ensure schools are serving fresh, wholesome food each and every day.

  • Goldstar Foods Vendor Code of Conduct
  • Established recall program and insurance
  • Meeting FDA standards
  • Heightened monitoring practices
  • Continuous monitoring throughout food transport, storage and delivering to exercise control over safety and quality
  • Verification is critical
  • Tight recall timeframe
  • Maintaining a food defense protocol to prevent contamination
  • Trained crisis management team
Sustainable solutions

The safe quality food program ensures the food on all school lunch trays are healthy, fresh and, most importantly, safe. We are relentless in our mission to ensure schools are serving fresh, wholesome food each and every day.

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LED lighting
at our Dixon
location

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Power efficient
chargers for
power lift
equipment

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Recycling
program for
Cardboard
and Plastic

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Yearly Facility
Air Quality
Test & Potable
water test

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Storm Water
Pollution
Prevention
Program

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Fruit and Vegetable
recycling program
with community
garden at our
Ontario location

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Food grade
cleaning
chemicals

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Temperature Monitoring
and remote diagnostic
program for refrigeration
equipment

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95% of our
Tractors
are new

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90% of our
bobtails
are new

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Better fuel
efficiency with
new units

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Better
emissions

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Less breakdowns
and delays with
new equipment

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GOLD STAR,
EXPERIENCE THE
DIFFERENCE.
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