May 30, 2024

Edible Garden Receives High Score in Primus GFS Food Safety


“This further demonstrates Edible Garden's Zero-Waste Inspired® mission to provide customers with safe, sustainably grown produce.”

Based on an ongoing research collaboration with Auburn University, we aim to further improve food safety in controlled environment agriculture for fresh produce.

BELVIDERE, N.J., May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Edible Garden AG Incorporated (“Edible Garden” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EDBL, EDBLW), a leader in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic and sustainable produce and products, today announced that the Company achieved high scores in its PrimusGFS audit, ensuring that the production, packaging and distribution of its covered products comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-accredited certification program standard. PrimusGFS is a prestigious audited certification program widely recognized by GFSI for its expertise in ensuring food safety in the fresh produce industry.

Edible Garden CEO Jim Klass commented, “We are pleased to have achieved the highest level of Primus GFS score, a testament to the Edible Garden team's hard work and dedication to maintaining rigorous food safety standards. This achievement not only highlights our commitment to providing the highest quality products, but also reinforces our leadership in food safety, ensuring the efficient production and delivery of fresh, sustainable produce, in line with our Zero Waste® mission.”

“At Edible Garden, we are constantly striving to improve our food safety standards throughout our operations,” said Jantia Khan, Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. “Achieving such a high score in the PrimusGFS audit from the most stringent of all regulatory bodies is extremely significant to us. The audit results reinforce our ongoing commitment to food safety issues and align closely with our ongoing research investigation with Auburn University's Department of Horticulture into food safety issues related to fresh produce contamination, such as Listeria, within the CEA AgTech sector.”

Edible Garden AG Incorporated is a leader in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), locally grown, organic and sustainable produce and products backed by Zero-Waste Inspired® next generation agriculture. Sold in over 5,000 stores across the United States, Edible Garden is disrupting the CEA and sustainability technology movement with its agricultural safety protocols, use of sustainable packaging, patented GreenThumb software and auto-watering in-store displays. The company currently operates its own state-of-the-art greenhouse and processing facilities in Belvidere, New Jersey and Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a network of contract growers, all strategically located near key markets in the United States. The proprietary GreenThumb 2.0 patented (U.S. Patent Nos.: US 11,158,006 B1, US 11,410,249 B2, US 11,830, 088 B2) software aims to reduce pollution-producing food miles while optimizing cultivation in vertical and traditional greenhouses. The patented, in-house developed (U.S. Patent No. D1,010,365) self-watering display is designed to extend plant shelf life and enhance the in-store plant display experience. Edible Garden also develops ingredients and proteins, offering affordable plant and whey protein powders under the Vitamin Way® and Vitamin Whey® brands. Additionally, the company offers a line of sustainable food flavoring products, including Pulp gourmet sauces and chili-based products. To learn more about Edible Garden, visit

Investor Contact:
Crescendo Communications LLC
[email protected]


Source link