Membership Benefits

A membership with DFA of California provides companies in the food industry with the support they need to stay current with industry standards, while maintaining and improving food safety and quality practices. Companies engaged in packing and/or processing of dried fruit, tree nuts, or kindred products may submit an application for membership, to DFA of California, to be reviewed

Member Benefits

Member Rates

  • Member rates on ISO 17025 accredited laboratory testing through Safe Food Alliance
  • Member rates on product inspection services, including the “Red Seal Program”
  • Member rates on Food Safety Services (GMP and DV audits, consultation and training) through Safe Food Alliance
  • Member rates on Safe Food California Conference, workshops and networking events through Safe Food Alliance

Accredited Services

  • Food testing laboratories ISO 17025 accredited by A2LA
    • Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin A
    • Salmonella species
    • coli O157:H7
    • Listeria species
    • Additional Microbiological testing
  • ELAP certified for pesticide residues in food and water
  • ANSI Accredited BRC and SQF Certification Body through Safe Food Certifications, LLC
    • BRC and SQF Certification Audits and Pre-Assessments
    • HACCP Verification Audits
    • Costco Audits and Addendum Audits

Additional Member Support

  • Pinnacle Club Food Safety Member Recognition through Safe Food Alliance
  • Voluntary unannounced GMP food safety audits on a tri-annual basis through Safe Food Alliance
  • Networking Events
  • Monthly Safe Food Spotlight E-Newsletter through Safe Food Alliance
  • Technical and Regulatory Support and Partnerships
  • Export Trading Company (Prunes, Walnuts and Dried Figs)
  • Arbitration Services
  • Third Party Scientific Research

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Associate Benefits

  • Inclusion in associate membership directory
  • Ability to interact with DFA members
  • Monthly DFA Newsletter
  • Access to DFA annual meetings
  • Access to DFA local district meetings & Pinnacle Club Golf Tournament
  • Member rates for sponsorships/displays at various DFA functions

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