With the FDA’s extension of compliance dates to specific provisions within the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), many growers, huller/shellers and handlers have breathed a collective sigh of relief.
After another successful year of participants learning about and experiencing the California Almond industry up close, the 2016 Almond Leadership Program is about to end, which means applications for the 2017 program are now available.
There’s very little time left to comment on the proposed increase in the assessment from 3 cents a pound to 4 cents for a three-year period.
According to Innova Market Insights, a research firm, new-product introductions with almonds have overtaken hazelnuts in Europe for the first time.
The California State Legislature has adjourned after passing several bills that were signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 8.
After another successful year of participants learning about and experiencing the California Almond industry up close, the 2016 Almond Leadership program is about to end, which means applications for the 2017 program are now available.
In January, the European Commission extended the temporary maximum residue limit (MRL) for Fosetyl-Al for almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pistachios, and walnuts until March 1, 2019, at the current level of 75 mg/kg.
In August, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made three major Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) announcements.
This year’s Gala Dinner will shake things up! The Denim and Diamonds–themed event will kick off with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. for the traditional cocktail and social hour, followed by dinner.
(Zhi)Jun Weng, Ph.D., an expert in thermal processing, food engineering and food safety, as well as a technology innovator, passed away suddenly on July 16 after serving the food industry for more than 22 years.

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