Food safety in the nuts industry has been an area requiring extensive study. Some of the best reading material available can be found in the Safe Handling of Nuts.
We recommend following the guidelines to facilitate the difference between RTE, or "Ready to Eat," nut products and raw nut products.
"Ready to Eat (RTE)" vs Raw Products
All of the almonds available to purchase on our site are either heat treated or ready to eat (RTE). However, cashews are one of the nuts that should be further processed in order to eliminate microbial hazards, if the product is raw.
To explore the topic of food safety in the nuts industry further, explore the articles below: