Horizon Nut Co. gains prestigious award


Horizon Nut Company, a leader in the pistachio industry has been awarded the prestigious “A” Score by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for the second year in a row.

Grower owned and operated, Horizon Nut Company is a fully integrated processor handling over 35 million pounds annually of pistachios.

Horizon Nut uses the latest technology to allow for efficient, safe, and the highest quality processing in the industry. Horizon Nut is poised for tremendous growth in the coming years as the US pistachios industry expands.

The BRC Global Standards are a leading global product safety and quality certification program used by certificated suppliers in over 90 countries and is recognized as a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) benchmarked food safety scheme. A growing number of retailers and major manufacturers in Europe and North America require this independent certification from their suppliers.

"Continued BRC certification is a confirmation of our ongoing efforts to produce the highest level of quality pistachios. This certification demonstrates Horizon’s commitment to deliver high quality, safe food, which consistently exceeds the quality standards the global market is demanding” states JD Franklin, SVP of Operations.

Horizon Nut branded pistachios are sold exclusively by Meridian Nut Growers, headquartered in Clovis, Calif.