Nuts & Seeds

The APEX is a versatile, standalone disinfestation and pasteurization system for dry food commodities, providing a flexible and economical approach to the treatment process.

100
%

of raw almonds consumed in the United States must be pasteurized

4
-Log

the minimum log reduction required to meet USDA regulatory compliance for pasteurization in almonds

$
2
B

wholesale value of the California almond market

APEX 85 is a chemical free versatile pasteurization system for nuts & seeds. In the era that food safety is industry's first priority, the APEX 85 delivers a 3-5 Log reduction in E. faecium (Salmonella surrogate) ensuring safe product.

Why remediate?

Salmonella, a pathogenic microorganism that is the source of many food outbreaks, is frequently found on nuts and seeds. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) changed the food safety system by focusing on prevention rather than a response to an outbreak. Since then, to ensure consumer safety, raw product must be treated before entering the retail market.

Markets Served

Almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, sesame and chia seeds.

Riverland Almonds

“We have been utilizing APEX in our processing operation since 2014 to ensure our almonds meet the strictest food safety standards.  The machine’s reliability and Ziel’s service and support allow us to consistently satisfy customer orders on time.”

Colin Watkins

OPERATIONS MANAGER,
RIVERLAND ALMONDS,
(LOXTON, S AUSTRALIA)

SRAN FAMILY ORCHARDS

“It’s pretty exciting to be one of the first almond processors in the country, if not in the world, to use this technology, especially since we’re so heavily
into organic almonds”

DIMITRI ISTOMIN

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS,
SRAN FAMILY ORCHARDS,
CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

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