The results of the COA should meet or exceed the following guidelines:
|Free Fatty Acid Rate||Less than 0.6% for Fancy Products.Less than 1.0% for Choice Products|
|Acid Value||Less than 5.0 mg KOH/g.|
|Aflatoxine B1+B2+G1+G2||Less than 16.0 ppb|
|B1 Aflatoxine||Less than 2 ppb|
|Peroxide Rate Value||Less than 10 meq/kg|
|Aerobic Plate Count:||Less than 10,000 per gram|
|Coliforms -3 tube MPN||Less than 160 per gram|
|E Coli-3 tube MPN||Less than 0.3/gram|
|Listeria Monocytogenes-ELFA||Negative /25g|
|Yeast and Mold||Less than 1,000 per gram|
Stahmann Pecans enrolls in Silliker’s SQF Code Edition 7.2 at level 3 management programs. The certificate of analysis (COA) management is provided as proof of testing and our commitment to quality wholesale pecans. We meet or exceed the guidelines for food safety and responsible nutrition.
Why Test Pecans for Food Safety?
A COA is required for food products used in supply for various industries we supply our pecans for, including bagging and distributing. The Food Safety Enhancement Act (FSEA) requires facilities to conduct hazard analysis, apply controls for prevention, and to use a plan for food safety.
The preventive controls include sanitation, training, controls, programs and verification. The Food Safety Modernization Act standards cover produce that is grown, harvested, and packaged. These measures were established to ensure industry standards.
Stahmann Pecans takes pride in providing consistent, quality, certified pecans for customers. We’ve owned and operated our pecan estate farm for over 70 years.
Contact Us for Wholesale Pecan Prices and Information
At Stahmanns Pecans, we look forward to helping you with quality, certified Kosher pecan nuts. We grow all of our pecans onsite and handle the entire process from start to ship at your location. Our clients use and enjoy our whole pecans and pieces in confectionary, snack foods, and more. Contact us at pecans@Stahmanns.com or 575-526-2453, ext. 108 to get started.