USDA Testing for Tree Nuts

Safe Food Alliance is the only lab trusted to certify walnuts for USDA purchasing programs

As the only lab certified to complete this testing, our team of experienced food safety professionals is committed to providing you with the support and expertise you need to sell your products to USDA.

We understand the importance of ensuring that your products meet the highest safety standards, especially if you supply to the USDA Purchasing Program for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs.

To help you achieve this goal, we offer reliable and accurate USDA testing for tree nuts. Based in California, we work closely with SCI Federal or Federal-State Inspection Service to certify all samples for analytical and microbiological testing, and furnish a Certificate of Conformance to the SCI Federal or Federal-State Inspector.

USDA Required Tests (per commodity)

USDA Required Tests
for Almonds

  • Aflatoxins
  • Moisture
  • Free Fatty Acids (FFA)
  • Peroxide Value (PV)
  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Salmonella spp. (375g)
  • Listeria spp. (375g)
  • Staphylococcus aureaus
  • Escherichia E.Coli
  • Yeast
  • Mold

USDA Required Tests
for Hazlenuts

  • Aerobic Plate Count
  • Salmonella spp. (375g)
  • Aflatoxins
  • Escherichia E.Coli
  • Listeria spp. (375g)
  • Staphylococcus aureaus
  • Yeast
  • Mold

USDA Required Tests for Walnuts

  • Aflatoxins
  • Free Fatty Acids (FFA)
  • Peroxide Value (PV)
  • Moisture
  • Total Plate Count
  • E.Coli

Spotlight: USDA Testing for Walnuts

If you're a walnut supplier looking to sell to the USDA, you've come to the right place. The USDA has recently released a Bid Invitation for the purchase of walnuts for use in the National School Lunch Program and other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs.

As a supplier, your walnuts should meet the requirements of the Commodity Specification for Shelled Tree Nuts April 2020. We offer comprehensive USDA testing for walnuts that includes both analytical and microbiological testing. Our experienced food safety professionals work closely with SCI Federal or Federal-State Inspection Service to certify all samples and furnish a Certificate of Conformance to the SCI Federal or Federal-State Inspector.

Safe Food Alliance is a subsidiary of DFA, a leader in the tree nut industry with over 100 years of experience. With us as your partner, you can have peace of mind that your products will meet the strictest safety standards required by the USDA. Contact us today to learn more about our convenient and reliable USDA testing for walnuts.

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