In late July, Almond Board of California (ABC) hosted a delegation of port health authorities from Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland and the United Kingdom for a Pre-Export Check Seminar.
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.
Food processors with $10 million or more in annual sales have until July 26, 2018, to comply with FDA’s new rule changing the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods.
In June, Almond Board of California (ABC) staff and several industry members visited Washington, D.C., for ABC’s annual visit to update government agencies and industry alliances about almond production and market development issues.
With The Almond Conference four months away, it is time to start thinking about the silent auction.
While clean bin liners are helpful, keep in mind that during storage in the off season, bulk bins are likely to be contaminated by rodents, birds, insects, trash and other sources.
With harvest getting underway, it’s a good time for us to contemplate what has transpired in our industry during the past crop year and where we are positioned as we embark on the new marketing year.
Registration for The Almond Conference, Dec. 6–8, 2016, at the Sacramento Convention Center is currently open to all industry professionals, and booth space is open for any company interested in being an exhibitor.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2016 California Almond Objective Measurement Report on July 6.

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