Consumers around the world enjoy a consistently high-quality product in California Almonds. The industry’s quality control programs have played a key role in helping almonds to become a “Nut of Choice.” Consumers expect safe food, and this section will provide tips and resources to help maintain and exceed those consumer expectations.
The California Almond industry is committed to producing a safe, high-quality product. The Almond Board of California`s Almond Quality and Food Safety Committee examines issues affecting quality and safety, funds quality and safety research, and makes recommendations on how the industry can improve in its efforts to supply safe and nutritious food worldwide.
To assist almond processors in establishing the highest standards of food safety practices, a Good Management Practices (GMPs) guide is available for download. These practices meet the minimum sanitary and processing requirements. The GMPs contained within the guide have been written and organized with reference to the U.S. FDA Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 110).