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13 Jul 2016

Wow, what a week!  Did you know that HACCP, first developed in the 1960’s was a spin off from the US Space program?  The government wanted to make sure the food provided to astronauts would not harm them or make them sick while in space.  The food was to be completely free of bacteria, toxins, chemicals and physical hazards.  As a result of this HACCP was soon developed as a way to eliminate these hazards to produce the safest food possible. 

HACCP I focused on the importance of solid prerequisite programs.  A prerequisite program is a series of steps or procedures that control the operational conditions within a plant or food establishment and promotes environmental conditions that are favorable for the production of safe food.  Prerequisite programs address issues such as employee hygiene, sanitation, pest control, premises, transportation, purchasing, shipping, receiving, storage, recalls and equipment

HACCPII focused on the...

06 Aug 2015
Just Us! would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out and share their feedback about our new coffee packaging. And while we delight in all the positive feedback the new look has received, we also recognize that there are challenges. We welcome your constructive feedback so we...
14 May 2015
Since our last blog entry on Nicaragua we have been to the area to visit with the co-operatives and see how things are progressing. Here is some of the news from our visit. Coffee Leaf Rust and the Nicaraguan Harvest The coffee harvest in Nicaragua is over and farmers are breathing a sigh of relief...
14 May 2015
The last couple of days spent at the 4th Annual General Meeting off the Small Producer Symbol had some exciting moments and some not so exciting moments. Spending 10-12 hours at a time in a windowless hotel conference room listening to meeting proceedings in Spanish can be tedious and exhausting...
28 Apr 2015
May 1st marks the three year anniversary of the murder of a community leader in Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala who opposed the damming of the sacred river, Q’am B’alam (Yellow Tiger).  Killed by security guards from a Spanish-owned hydroelectric company (Hidralia Energia), the...
24 Apr 2015
We’ve told you the basics, but we know you probably have more questions. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, drop us a line at info@ justuscoffee.com and we’d be happy to answer your...