03 Jun '16 GoldRiver Orchards To Receive Its 7th Consecutive Pinnacle Award GoldRiver Orchards has been notified by DFA of California that we will be receiving our 7th consecutive Pinnacle Award, signifying the highest standards for food safety in the tree nut industry. This award is given to tree nut processing operations who submit to three unannounced plant audits per year and who then score an “Excellent” rating on each of those three audits. GoldRiver first joined DFA as a member in 2009 and garnered its first Pinnacle Award in 2010. The company has never failed to achieve this accomplishment since it joined DFA. The award, which will be given to GoldRiver at a ceremony in Monterey, California in July, is an affirmation of GoldRiver’s commitment to provide safe food in a clean plant environment that meets or exceeds the strictest food safety standards.