Clearwater, FL (PressExposure) August 18, 2009 -- Setton Farms (http://www.settonfarms.com) leads the pistachio industry with new food safety protocols, acting on its passion for pistachios and desire to provide customers with the best quality products possible.
The new food safely protocols were researched from the starting point of science, applying it to all aspects of their operation starting with the growing process, to processing, and packaging. They conducted a deep cleaning and sanitizing of their entire facility. Changes and upgrades were made in the product flow with total segregation of raw pistachios, and roasted/ready-to-eat products, eliminating common surfaces, equipment and cross traffic.
The company also changed airflow patterns, upgraded physical structures, sanitation equipment and roaster equipment. They have a certified dry roasting and oil roasting capability, which achieves pasteurization level while maintaining product freshness. And they have hired a new Quality Assurance Manager.
Setton Farms is also sharing its new technological advances and protocols with growers and other members of their industry as they hold the view that consumers judge the pistachio industry as a whole; so all processors will need to enhance their own food safety program for the good of both the industry and the consumer.
Setton Farms (http://www.settonfarms.com) entered the pistachio nuts industry in 1986 and they have perfected the industry standard of flavored pistachios with added flavors like Habanero/Jalapeno, Garlic-Onion, Hickory and Chili-Lemon. Their advanced product development, flavor selections and package designs generate excitement within the industry. For more information visit http://www.settonfarms.com.