Food Safety is not just a certification; it is a culture. We understand that a food safety culture goes beyond what technology alone can deliver. We have developed a culture of quality and safety through comprehensive training programs that include best management practices and on-going industry advancements. We practice a stringent sanitation program, conduct maintenance and repair assessments, and plan for and execute improvement investments now and well into the future.

To ensure we meet those expectations, we use a comprehensive tracking system that monitors our product from the field, through processing, to delivery. This real-time monitoring helps us identify any issues as well as any inferior product. We inspect each nut at least six times which enables us to identify and resolve quality concerns along the way. From multiple metal detections, optical sortings and visual inspections, each nut is tracked through a rigorous process to meet or exceed global food safety requirements, customer expectations and our own quality standards.

Our current Food Safety program is extremely robust and includes:

  • Full-Time Food Safety Management
  • GFSI Certified; Audited annually
  • SQF Certified; Audited annually
  • Kosher Certified
  • Hold and Release program for any non-conforming product, which was upgraded in 2022
  • Cutting edge Foreign Material detection on the production lines
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan
  • Incoming crop USDA inspections
  • Pest management and plant sanitation inspections
  • Allergen control procedures
  • Internal inspections
  • Best Manufacturing Practices (BMPs)
  • Metal and magnet detection procedures
  • Incoming and outgoing truck/container inspection
  • Microbiological and environmental controls