FOOD SAFETY

SQF Level III - the highest level of Food Safety

We bring you the highest quality products

Product safety is Old Orchard’s top priority. All Old Orchard juices are blended from scratch in our own facility and we strive to produce superior juice products.  As part of this, Old Orchard Brands strictly adheres to all requirements and guidelines set by the FDA to ensure the safety and quality of the ingredients we use in our juices in order to bring your family only the best products.  We do not import or use wheat gluten or any imported wheat-based products in manufacturing our juices or drinks. Our products do not contain any of the eight major allergens (dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish), nor do we use such food products in our facility.

Old Orchard takes extensive steps to assure the safety of juice products regardless of the source of the ingredients. Safety is assured through a multi-stage system that begins with the requirement that a juice processing facility operate under a long-standing FDA regulation called Good Manufacturing Practices. These same requirements extend to processors who export juice concentrate to the U.S. For juices, there is an extra layer of protection called the Juice HACCP regulation, or Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point: The Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Juice and Juice Products. This requires every juice processing facility to identify, control and document all critical steps of processing.

Sampling and testing is done by juice processors to validate the safety of both the ingredients and the final product, and almost all juice is pasteurized, just like milk. Old Orchard also employs full-time Quality Assurance managers who hold advanced degrees in microbiology and food science, and our quality team inspects all ingredients, packaging and finished goods. Our state of the art plant in Sparta, Michigan is certified to the highest food safety and quality management standards set by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program. In addition, our facility has passed the stringent tests required for Kosher and Organic certifications. We are confident that our products exceed all requirements for safety as established by the FDA and are safe for your consumption.