Spotlight on Fullei Fresh of Miami
|August 10, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Agriculture, Cooking, Farms, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce|
Fullei Fresh was founded in 1978 in Miami, FL and has been serving the Southeast US markets for over 30 years with their wide range of sprouts. It started as a bean and soy sprout manufacturer and has expanded to include alfalfa, broccoli, clover, crunchy mix, daikon, spicy, snow pea, sunflower, wheat grass, and the newest product, beet sprouts, which are innovative in that they are rarely found and have an amazing fuchsia color. Four types of Fullei Fresh sprouts are certified organic while the other eleven are conventionally grown. Unlike traditional farming, sprouts are grown hydroponically in an indoor facility without the use of any pesticides, additives, or preservatives. The sprouts are packed and shipped from the same facility. Fullei Fresh brand sprouts can be found at Whole Foods Markets as well as many other stores and restaurants which are supplied by distributors who purchase from Fullei Fresh.
The biggest challenge facing agriculture today, especially sprout production, is food safety. Fullei Fresh prides itself on taking extreme care when it comes to food safety. Many of the sprouts are already in stores using new tamper proof containers which seal shut once closed at the Fullei Fresh facility and cannot be opened without breaking the tamper proof seal. All products are tested for e.coli and salmonella prior to shipping. They are third-party audited every year and employees follow stringent seed sanitation procedures.