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Your Food Safety Questions Answered

At Markon, we are dedicated to providing safe fruits and vegetables.

We work diligently to meet the stringent food safety standards we have set for ourselves. Markon has created measurable metrics to ensure the produce we sell is both delicious and as safe as possible.


Our team of food safety experts is available to answer your produce-related food safety questions. In conjunction with Food Safety Director Lianna Kelly, our full-time inspection team is in the field six days a week, checking quality, size and weight specifications, growing conditions, weather patterns, worker welfare, and overall sanitation. They are our Boots in the Field®.


Featured Question

I’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, which means I must consume a gluten-free diet. How do I know which fresh fruits and vegetables contain gluten? Are there laws requiring food companies to label gluten in their products?

Gluten is a composite found in wheat and related grains like barley and rye. Anyone eating a gluten-free diet must abstain from foods containing or processed with these ingredients.

The good news is that all fresh fruits and vegetables are inherently free of gluten, so you do not need to worry when eating whole, fresh produce. But because gluten-free labeling is only voluntary, you will need to be especially careful when buying or consuming other foods that may contain it. The popularity of the gluten-free diet has prompted many companies to create special products—but unless specified, most breads, pastas, pastries, and cereals are made with grain-based flours.