Tony Soave’s Agricultural Group Strives for Excellence in Food Quality and Safety Practices
Soave Agricultural Group delivers high-quality produce from its Canadian hydroponics facility, providing customers with freshly grown tomatoes to promote good health for almost 15 years. Soave Enterprises is a proud leader in the hydroponics industry through its affiliate company, Great Northern Hydroponics. Great Northern Hydroponics’ current production capacity is a 70-acre facility. Its exceptional product is produced under optimum growing conditions; in a maximum biologically controlled environment that is pesticide and herbicide free. Packaging and shipping is done on-site to guarantee freshness using sophisticated automation together with meticulous attention to quality and detail. The quality, sanitation, security, maintenance, product traceability, hygiene and integrated pest management protocols at the Soave hydroponics facility are second to none Going On 15 Years of Excellence Great Northern Hydroponics was established in 1998 and is located in the heart of sunny Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Being one of the largest greenhouse operations in North America, Great Northern Hydroponics utilizes state-of-the-art technology and modern growing methods to produce premium quality gourmet tomatoes. Food Quality Management In all of its diverse endeavors, Soave Enterprises prides itself on upholding the highest industry standards to bring an added level of excellence to each client and customer relationship. This commitment stems from Soave and permeates the production department at Great Northern Hydroponics. The management team at Great Northern Hydroponics is proud to be a HACCP-certified supplier compliant with a world-wide acknowledged and respected program. The company achieves superior food safety and quality ratings within the industry for seven consecutive years. The Food Safety Program at Soave Agricultural Group was extended in 2004 to include the Quality Management Program. As of October 2010, Great Northern Hydroponics became the first vegetable producing greenhouse in Canada to meet the requirements of the SQF 1000 Code, Level 3 for the Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management System. SQF (Safe Quality Food) is recognized as part of the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and is dedicated to supporting food safety controls and practices world-wide. High Nutrition Quality Soave Agricultural Group prides itself on growing and providing fresh nutritious foods that offer healthy benefits. The regular high consumption of fruits and vegetables is recommended as part of a healthy diet. Furthermore, studies have shown that the high intake of lycopene-containing vegetables is inversely related to the incidence of certain types of cancer. Lycopene is also a proven antioxidant, which helps neutralize harmful free radicals within the body’s cells. Lycopene levels in the blood may be associated with reduced incidence of prostate, digestive tract, breast, lung and cervical cancer as well as cardiovascular disease and age-
related macular degeneration - the most common form of blindness for elderly people in the western world. From the early days of his first company, Anthony Soave has had a commitment to integrating innovative technology and partnerships to maintain an elevated level of service. At Great Northern Hydroponics, this includes employing the most innovative growing techniques and resources to continually improve the quality and safety of each tomato crop. About Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. For more information on Anthony Soave and Soave Enterprises, please visit http://www.soave.com. Soave Enterprises 3400 E Lafayette Detroit, MI 48207 313-567-7000 http://www.soave.com
Published on Aug 7, 2013
Soave Agricultural Group delivers high-quality produce from its Canadian hydroponics facility, providing customers with freshly grown tomato...