Pistachio company recognized for safety standards
- Published on 08/10/2012 - 11:30 am
- Written by Business Journal staff
Tulare County food processor Horizon Nut Company was awarded by an international group for its product safety standards.
Horizon was recognized for the second year in a row by the British Retail Consortium with an "A" score, taking into account the company's technology and processes that increase efficiency, safety and quality.
The British Retail Consortium standards are used by certificated suppliers to ensure food safety in more than 90 countries and is required for many suppliers by retailers and manufacturers throughout Europe and North America.
Horizon, which handles more than 35 million pounds of pistachios every year, sells and markets its nuts through Meridian Nut Growers of Clovis.
The company was born in 2008 out of the collaboration of around 20 pistachio growers whose crops cover the entire width of the Central Valley from Madera County to Kern County.
Horizon has a huller facility in Lost Hills and a processing facility in Tulare.