Select Harvests’ new move

The new pathogen-free almond processing plant is expected to be officially operating in two weeks.

The new pathogen-free almond processing plant is expected to be officially operating in two weeks.

A PATHOGEN-free almond processing and packing facility, which is set to begin operating in about two weeks, is expected to expand Select Harvests existing markets.

The new $13 million plant at the company’s Carina West site at Wemen is being trialled and will produce pasteurised sliced, diced and raw almonds in an environment free of any traces of other nuts or pathogens.

Select Harvests managing director Paul Thompson said the new facility will give the company access up the value chain to more food manufacturers in Asia.

“They want the pathogen-free nut, which lowers the risk to customers,” he said.

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