The blush glasshouse has already created around 260 jobs. A groundbreaking “working mothers shift” between 8:30am and 3:00pm has allowed mothers of school-aged children to participate in the work force.
Our Safe Food Approach
High quality trusses of Blush tomatoes are grown in Australia’s largest, most sophisticated glasshouses — no stone is left unturned to create the best tasting tomatoes possible. Our location is more by design than luck — the NSW town of Guyra is high in the Northern Tablelands and receives plenty of sun. The twenty hectare facility we have is ideally situated to take advantage of the premium growing conditions.
The glasshouses have been designed with sustainability in mind. Blush tomatoes are grown in naturally occurring peat moss, are fed with fresh mountain spring water and we employ natural predators to assist in controlling pests.
We implement and maintain a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) based Food Safety and Quality System covering the growing, harvesting, packing and distribution of our tomatoes. HACCP is a food safety tool developed in the US to ensure the safety of food that is consumed by astronauts. The program was originally developed to address food safety hazards that arise from microbiological, chemical and physical contamination and has been successfully adapted to address food quality matters. Today, HACCP is a public food safety and quality code published by the World Health Organisation and this code now underlies all responsible proprietary food codes. Our tomato operation is recognised as meeting the requirements of the SQF 2000cm Code Comprehensive Food Safety and Quality Management System based upon these HACCP principles.