The Western India Cashew Company has just inaugurated a new factory in Quilon, India, to produce cashew products for use in chocolate, cookies, baking, confectionery and ice creams. The factory has European machinery of the type hitherto used for producing almond and hazelnut products for similar use - dicers, colour-sorters, roasters, etc. The factory also has quality assurance systems including metal-detection and dust-aspiration systems and follows HACCP principles.