Our Competitive Advantages
Our cooperative structure
As a grower-owned cooperative, CVAA works for the membership. All earnings, minus the cost of doing business, are shared among our members. We keep an open-door policy that allows us to work closely with each and every grower-member. And we never forget that CVAA belongs to our members.
Driven by quality and food safety
We regard our operation as a “food factory.” That’s why quality, sanitation and safety are CVAA priorities.
CVAA adheres to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) developed by the Almond Board of California. GMPs are the minimum sanitary and processing requirements necessary to ensure the production of wholesome food. By adhering to GMPs, CVAA can assure government regulators and customers worldwide that we are serious about processing safe, high-quality almonds.
With the increased scrutiny of food processing and manufacturing as well as escalating regulations, CVAA knows the importance of compliance in all aspects of almond processing.