Our Commitment to Food Safety

Pete Pappas & Sons is well known for excellence throughout the produce industry. Our commitment to food safety runs through everything we do. We are proud of our state-of-the-art facility, superior and industry-leading 100% GFSI rating and USDA Organic Certification. 


We work diligently to provide our customers with the safest and best quality produce in the industry. We will always be committed to supplying the freshest product under the best practices for food quality and safety.

Food Safety Programs & Protocols


We strictly adhere to HACCP and Quality Controls Including: 

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Monthly Environmental Monitoring Program
  • Ongoing Employee Food Safety Training Program
  • Preventative Controls Program
    • Two Preventative Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) in our facility
  • Produce Traceability Program
  • Pest Control Program
  • Sanitation Program 

Global Food Safety and USDA Organic Certifications

More Accolades

We are also Blue Book 2000M XXXX and AA Rated, which are the highest ratings available with regards to Trade Practices and Pay.


We are in select company, as one of less than 100 businesses in the nation to receive these ratings.


We have also been a Blue Book Trading Member since 1953, which spans over 70 years of excellence at Pete Pappas & Sons.

Our Priority


Being a family-owned and operated business, at Pete Pappas & Sons, Inc. we take our commitment to our customers and to food safety very seriously.


We are among industry leaders being GFSI Certified, with a superior 100% rating. Our facility is maintained according to all current HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Produce Industry Standards.

Our Promise


It is our promise to our customers to provide them the freshest, juiciest and safest whole produce available.  


We start this process by sourcing our produce from outstanding suppliers. We then receive, assess, clean, store and repackage our produce in our state of the art facility, located in Jessup, MD.

Continued Growth


Pete Pappas & Sons, Inc. continues to grow with both our customers and the industry. Our commitment to our customers is to develop, maintain, and refine our Food Safety programs to maintain our excellent reputation.


Our team members support and participate by assisting in our Food Safety and quality commitment to our customers.