Quality Management - Pecan Growers

Quality is a byword at Stahmann Farms where we pride ourselves not only on meeting the highest standards, but on setting them.

As a renowned and respected supplier to international markets over several decades, Stahmann Farms has put in place a quality system which not only monitors and controls food safety standards but also ensures consistent, high-quality factory outcomes which enable our clients to maximise their commercial outcomes.

Stahmann Farms operates two onsite laboratories: a microbiological laboratory, which tests each product batch of product for compliance with all legislative and customer standards, and the Stahmann Farms Quality Assurance Laboratory, accredited to the Australian Macadamia Society standard. Continually sampling product during processing and at finished product stages, this laboratory ensures that the stringent parameters of international quality standards, along with the individual grower or owner's specifications, are achieved.

Stahmann Farms quality system oversees regular washing, cleaning and maintenance programs on all processing facilities to reduce risks of cross-contamination, and to ensure the greatest efficiency and availability of the plant to process 24 hours a day. Additionally, Stahmann Farms employs a rigorous competency based assessment system for all staff to ensure that their skills remain current and in line with the latest industry developments.

Services provided:

  • Hand Crack-outs, carried out on every batch of nut-in-shell after drying, provide an accurate indication of the product's standard and expected yields.
  • Using Australian Macadamia Society methods, nut-in-shell moisture is determined by drying in a hot air oven and kernel moisture by using a vacuum oven.
  • Every batch of raw kernel is tested for mould, yeast, E coli, and total plate count. External NATA certified laboratories are used for Salmonella testing.
  • Peroxide value, free fatty acid and aflatoxin testing are carried out, as required.
  • Chemical residue testing can be arranged on request.

For further information on Quality Management contact Bronwyn Carlish, Technical Services Manager on 0438 160 042 or bronwync@stahmann.com.au

Contact Details

Address: 193 McDougall Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350

Email: info@stahmann.com.au

Google Maps: See our location online.

Phone: +61 7 4699 9400

About Stahmann Farms

Stahmann Farms Inc. was established in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 1932 by Deane Stahmann Snr. He and his sons, the late brothers, Deane Jnr and Bill Stahmann, planted more than 100,000 Pecan trees (pronounced p'cahn in southern USA) on a vast property still operated by the family.
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