NPA has a well established quality culture across all the components of our almond and pistachio processes. Our team members are committed and strictly adhere to quality control procedures, HACCP program disciplines, food safety and hygiene protocols.
Both our Riverland Almonds processing facility in Loxton and our Australian Pioneer Pistachio plant in Robinvale have SQF Food Safety and Quality Code accreditation and complies with Australian grocery retailer vendor quality management systems.
Our Almonds and pistachios are supplied fresh from the orchards. Our growers use integrated pest management systems to grow the almonds, minimizing the use of insecticides. Entomologists are employed to monitor and manage the ideal ecosystem to produce the finest almonds and pistachios.
Mindful that the use of insecticides is disruptive to biological control, our growers use procedures to encourage beneficial birds and insects into the orchards. Pests and insects are also biologically controlled by integrated pest management.
Our growers manage cover crops to improve soil structure and to create an environment for sustainable operations.
Our finished product is sampled and independently tested to confirm that there are no pesticide residues in the almonds or pistachios after harvest.
All of our growers maintain independently audited quality management systems.
As an organisation of people passionate about our environment, we are working on a range of sustainability strategies: