Kernel Introduction

SAMAC Handlers are guided by the quality specifications proposed by the World Macadamia Organisation (WMO) during the 2022 International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) Congress.


SAMAC Handlers adhere to a minimum standard for macadamia kernel, based the World Macadamia Organisation (WMO) standards. The following standards have been agreed to by all SAMAC Handlers:

Kernel Standards

(updated 10 June 2022)


Standard nut-in-shell

The South African Macadamia industry is pleased to have implemented an export standard on all inshell macadamia nuts. This means that the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) need to inspect every consignment of macadamia nuts that are due for export as inshell to ensure it conforms to the minimum standard.