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Zest Labs sensors ensure that bagged salad producers know exactly when all ingredients were harvested to
ensure long shelf life.

capabilities. After choosing only
the best lettuces from California's
Central Coast, FiveStar then
ensures that the lettuces meet
the most stringent water treatment practices and food safety
protocols. Once the lettuces,

toppings, dressings and other ingredients are assembled by hand
in the company's patented salad
bowls, the bowls pass through a
modified atmosphere packaging
process to ensure the freshness
holds up and looks great even

Commissaries are often
getting leafy greens in bulk
and partially processed.
Knowing all about how it's
processed, how it's aging
- they don't typically get
that visibility. If you don't
have the data built in, you
can't inspect for it, you
can't screen out for quality
control."
Peter Mehring, Zest Labs
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after 12 days, Shoshan says.
A robust logistics system
guarantees that FiveStar salads
are shipped quickly to its retailer
partners throughout the U.S.
"The process of salad making
continues to evolve, but ultimately
it's about creating a premium
salad that looks amazing,
tastes like you purchased it at a
restaurant and is also affordable,"
Shoshan says. "FiveStar continues
to pair the latest technology with
the most highly trained workforce.
We need the help of machines to
meet efficiency, but we absolutely
don't want our salads looking like
they were made by machines. It's
a balancing act."
Food safety is FiveStar's top
concern, Shoshan says. The
company uses x-ray inspection
and other cutting-edge food
safety technologies and is one
of a few fresh-cut companies to
employ "test and hold" protocols
to ensure that products are safe
and wholesome before they're
shipped.
FiveStar is also one of the only
processors that uses sophisticated DNA testing to detect

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pathogens quickly. The entire
food safety and quality system
is audited by third party auditing
firms, and FiveStar has earned
SQF-Level 3 certification, the
highest rating possible, at all of
its facilities.
All FiveStar employees are fully
trained over many hours for food
safety and food quality, Shoshan
says. Team members must pass
GMP and food safety training
prior to being able to work for the
company.
Line leads, supervisors and
QA personal constantly monitor
the production lines to ensure
strict adherence to product
specifications, and visual photo
breakdown of each step is always
available to employees.
Employees are rewarded for reporting any issues and concerns,
and the company encourages
and fosters team collaboration
and respectful communications.
Every month the team selects
the MVP of the month based on
criteria that encourages FiveStar
excellence.
"Consumers and retailers put
their trust in us, and we take this
very seriously," Shoshan says.
"Our production process is all
about attention to detail. Our
team members are trained to
treat each and every salad bowl
with the utmost care and pride.
State-of-the-art facilities and
the latest technology are simply
good tools that are secondary to
our team members."

ZEST LABS, FIVESTAR GOURMET FOODS

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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019
Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
Contents
The Wire - Organic food sales approach $48 billion
New ShopRite store features culinary center
Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
WASTE NOT (as much)
Local focus
Bakery - Decorating trends
Sweet goods
Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
Sandwiches
Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
Sausage
Produce - Ripening
Avocados
Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
COMMISSARY INSIDER - June 2019
PORTION CONTROL
SPOTLIGHT - SALADS
TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
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