Compliance, Sustainability, Social Responsibility

Compliance

Maple Ridge Farms is committed to delivering the highest quality food gifts that meet all government standards for quality and labeling.

FDA
Maple Ridge Farms is registered with, regulated and subject to inspection by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
In addition to the FDA, Maple Ridge Farms is licensed, inspected and regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety. Their oversight includes random site inspections during which the following are verified: 

  • Facility meets Federal and State requirements and conditions
  • Safe food handling and storage practices are in place
  • Personnel are trained in health and hygiene issues
  • Food products are properly stored and labeled

PPAI Code of Conduct
Maple Ridge Farms was an early adopter of the PPAI Code of Conduct.

FALCPA
Maple Ridge Farms products and labeling are in compliance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act 2004

Prop 65
Where applicable, Maple Ridge Farms products have been tested for lead content, by SF Analytical Laboratories, a third party testing laboratory. All products are within acceptable levels as related to California Prop 65.

CPSIA
The regulations set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) do not apply to Maple Ridge Farms’ products, as our products do not meet the criteria of a children’s product or toys, as established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Product safety testing and general conformity certificates are not required.

Our Commitment to the Environment...

Design... We design our gifts to be as earth-friendly as possible. On average, less than 3% of any gift needs to be sent to a landfill.

Reduce... Through the use of our website, we have been able to reduce the number of catalogs we print. Today we print 75,000 fewer catalogs than we did a few years ago.

Reuse... The majority of our gifts include reusable boxes, collectibles, cutting boards or desk accessories that will be used for years to come. This is good for the environment.

Recycle... We strive to use recyclable packaging wherever possible. In addition, we recycle over 50 tons of paper and corrugated annually!

Sustain... No rainforests have been damaged to create our gifts. All of our wood products are made from sustainable timber.

Saving the Rainforests... Giving our chocolates to your customers and employees can help save the rainforests! Cocoa, the principle ingredient of chocolate, needs the shaded canopy of the rainforest to grow. Nearly all of the chocolate used in our gifts is “Rainforest Alliance” certified which ensures that the farms have met the environmental, social, and economic standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. The more chocolate we consume, the greater the need to preserve the rainforest.

That’s why we like to say... “Save the rainforests, eat more chocolate!”

Social Compliance & Code of Conduct

Maple Ridge Farms has been audited for Social Compliance by Labtest International, Inc. dba Intertek.

Maple Ridge Farms is committed to conducting business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with all applicable national and local legal requirements, customs, and published industry standards pertaining to employment and manufacturing. We require our suppliers to do so as well.