Our product doesn’t only look good... It tastes great because we know food quality and safety is especially of great importance to our consumers around the world. That is why Mac-Eden makes it their business to ensure the safety of your food by complying to the highest standard of Food Safety and Product integrity.
This is achieved through
Food Safety Compliance:
Operating under and complying with global food safety management systems including:
- GMP (Good Manufacturing Practises)
- Global G.A.P (Good Agricultural Practices). Our farmers are encouraged to follow these Global G.A.P standards.
- HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)
- ISO 22000 (International Organisation for Standardization in Food Safety Management). ). Due to continuous upgrading of systems and processing equipment and procedures, Mac-Eden’s ISO 22000 accreditation was achieved in 2018 and is upheld annually.
Much emphasis is placed on continuous staff training and their understanding of the importance of having health, hygiene and safety standards complied to at the highest level at all times.
“On the job” hygiene and food safety training is a pre-requisite for all personnel and is fully endorsed by Management.
As a SAMAC accredited handler, Mac-Eden follows the specifications for size styling and quality parameters as laid out by SAMAC (South African Macadamia Association)
Please refer to our Kernel Style Guide for a complete guide as to the range of Styles offered by Mac-Eden Estate.
Every carton packed is labelled providing full traceability for the quality kernel contained within that carton. Particulars such as grower identification, packing and processing dates, Style of kernel, Best before date and Country of Origin are clearly displayed.
Laboratory Analysis & Microbiological Testing:
To meet relevant food safety standards and specifications, all our testing for microbiological and chemical analysis is outsourced to accredited SANAS certified laboratories. Quality assurance is given to our customers in this manner with the relevant Certificate of Analysis being provided with each purchase.
All food contact surfaces are swabbed monthly to ensure we meet hygiene specifications.
The water is also tested and analysed monthly to meet SABS (South African Bureau of Standards) 241 water standards.
Please refer to SAMAC Kernel Parameters as displayed under Specifications.