Growers. ARO Pistachios is a full-service pistachio facility accessible to our growers. As a grower and processor, we understand the needs and demands of pistachio farming and provide our growers with direct account information and personalized service. Access your grower account login with your user id and password or work directly with our staff. Please contact the Ranch Office with questions or for assistance.
Good Agricultural Practices Program (GAP)
ARO Pistachios is a responsible grower and processor. We adhere to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) defined by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA). We support our growers' commitment to GAP practices. As defined by the USDA & FDA Guidance for Industry, the term may include both good agricultural practices and manufacturing practices used in growing and harvesting.
Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) & Sanitation Program
ARO Pistachios is committed to a stellar nutritional product based on a robust and effective documented Food Safety and Sanitation Program.
Our facility is HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points). We follow the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (tree nuts) outlined by USDA, FDA, and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
Dried Fruit Association (DFA) recognizes ARO Pistachios in the Pinnacle Club achieving a Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Meeting the Requirements of the Association's Food Safety Standard. ARO Pistachios has earned a score of "Excellence" in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and DFA's Third-Party Audit results. www.dfaofca.com
ARO Pistachios is a member of International Nut & Dried Fruit Congress (INC). The INC's mission is to be the international source for information about nuts and dried fruits for: Health, Nutrition, Food Safety, Government Standards and Government Regulations regarding trade barriers and trade quality standards representing pistachios among other nuts and dried fruits. www.nutfruit.org
ARO Pistachios is a member of Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA), an organization providing safety and food safety services pertaining to California and Arizona. www.agprocessors.org