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Food Safety & Quality

Safety, security, and quality are our business.

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Innovative Fresh Food Distribution

At Ole Tyme Produce, serving people is our priority; keeping your food safe and fresh is our business. Trust and excellence are at the core of who we are, and in upholding these values we guarantee an unwavering commitment to safety, security, and quality.

Through comprehensive, custom processes and the most stringent of inspections we achieve the highest standards in all.

Certifications & Inspections

Ole Tyme Produce has attained Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, the highest industry certification in food safety, one that requires rigorous procedures and processes that are documented and verified daily. 

The Safe Quality Food program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is the only food safety program that integrates a quality component as well as strict food safety guidelines. Our entire warehouse facility, food safety plan, and Good Warehouse Practice undergoes annual inspection by NSF Cook & Thurber, a third-party inspection company that specializes in continual improvement of food safety and food defense and serves as the gold standard in auditing and verification. 

This annual inspection includes temperature monitoring, sanitation of coolers/trucks/warehouse, pest/insect control, maintenance and repair of equipment, and personnel practices. Ole Tyme has received consecutive excellent scores year after year. From our precise product tracking through the field to consumer cycle, to constant digital monitoring of temperatures within a tenth of a degree, and a process which ensures the cold chain is never broken, Ole Tyme is committed to continue to maintain our food safety and quality record. 

Copies of inspection certificates and reports are available for review.

Safety First. Always.


Our Safety Plan

At Ole Tyme we have developed a custom Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan. This plan analyzes the flow of product through our warehouse and determines the potential chemical, physical, biological, and radiological dangers to products.

Procedures are established to prevent product contamination such as the use of biometric access and daily monitoring. HACCP also involves a recall plan so that product can be retrieved after any government or manufacturing recall is announced. The recall and recovery plan is tested twice a year and copies of this plan are available for review.

We custom designed and built a facility that optimizes safety and preserves the quality of our fresh produce. Read more about our state-of-the-art facility or better yet, come in for a tour!


Our Commitment

Ole Tyme’s commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability is reflected in our state-of-the-art distribution facility designed specifically for fresh food distribution. With the latest building materials and technologies, we are stewarding the most safe, fresh, and quality products on behalf of our customers.


Our Fleet and Shipping

All orders are shipped on Freightliner Refrigerated Straight Body Trucks; power-washed bi-weekly on the exterior and cleaned daily on the inside. Each driver is CDL licensed and all DOT regulations are strictly adhered.

Drivers examine the trucks and fill out daily inspection sheets, safeguarding the proper operation of all refrigeration and mechanics. All our trucks are fitted with Electronic Logging Devices which continually read metrics including location, route, temperature, and engine/refer diagnostics. This allows us to track exactly when our customer’s delivery will arrive and ensure quality and safety in-transit.

Exemplifying Our Core Values

Ole Tyme Produce welcomes customers and the COMMUNITY for scheduled tours and use of our on-site training and meeting rooms.

We provide product tracking from field to customer for a transparent process our customers can TRUST.

We ensure EXCELLENCE in food safety and quality through annual, third-party food safety audits and SQF Certification.

We exhibit LEADERSHIP in food safety through our custom Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Plan, which analyzes the flow of product through our warehouse and determines potential dangers to product.

Our DESIRE drives innovative solutions and advanced technology such as refrigerated trucks and sealed shipping docks to ensure safe, quality food.

In 2016, Ole Tyme Produce’s GROWTH continued with the building of our state of the art, 60,000 square foot warehouse in St. Charles, MO.

“The produce purchased from Ole Tyme Produce is always fresh and expertly packaged. We—and our recipients—appreciate the high quality and variety of produce.”

Kristen Wild

Chief Executive Officer, Operation Food Search

“From the driver to the CEO they bend over backwards to meet your needs. One of the best vendors of any type we have. Highly recommend them.”

Scott Walker

President/CEO, LifeWiseSTL

“In these days of large corporations, it's nice to partner with a local family business. Their name says it all, Ole Tyme Produce, reminding you that their family grown business provides the kind of service you reminisce about from the past with quality grown and delivered products. Over 25 years we have come to count on their outstanding customer service, quality products, and their hospitality driven staff which has helped us grow our successful business. We appreciate their partnership, and we look forward to working together for many years to come.”

Gordon M

Owner/Operator, The Original Pancake House

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