What we do
Salad Cosmo starts with the highest quality seeds that have been selected and extensively tested by the seed supplier. Nevertheless, we test every arriving bag of seed for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria and do not use the seeds until the test results return. If a single sample from a single bag is found to be positive for any pathogen, then the entire seed lot is rejected and not used for sprouts.
We then treat the seeds with 20,000 ppm chlorine, as recommended by FDA. This treatment substantially reduces the population of microorganisms normally resident on seeds. Only then are the seeds ready for sprouting. After the sprouting process has begun, the spent irrigation water from each and every lot of sprouts is sent to Silliker Labs for additional testing. Only after the test results have been received are the sprouts released for shipment from our facility.
Of course we also maintain a comprehensive program of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and environmental testing to support our seed handling and testing programs. We believe, as does FDA, that by following these multiple interlocking food safety programs that we can reliably and consistently supply bean sprouts that are not only nutritious and delicious, but safe as well. We do all of this so that you can buy Salad Cosmo sprouts with the confidence that you are buying safe products through one of the strongest food safety programs in the industry.
To assure that we can deliver the safest and freshest product possible, we process our sprouts 365 days a year. We closely monitor the refrigeration temperature in both our factory storage as well as in our trucks.
If a problem does arise anywhere in production, we are able to track each batch of sprouts from germination to packaging, delivery, and all the way to the store with our detailed record keeping system. Combining this system with our prompt on-time-delivery and quality control testing procedures, we promise you the freshest and safest sprouts available today! We guarantee consistent quality that is delivered to you daily.