Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Solon, OH) — April 18, 2022 — Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was certified a SQF level 2 by NSF International for their Plant #1. This was an unannounced audit. SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and it certifies the quality management system of King Nut. This audit is based on accredited HACCP Food Safety Plans. SQF Level 2 is one of the highest ratings a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality under this prestigious audit.
King Nut Managing Director of Quality Assurance and Product Development Matt Hudkins was on hand to review the results and accept the certification. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very lofty certification.”
NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation, was founded in 1944 and has become the gold standard for the food industry.
King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.