The Republic of Korea, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), has implemented a Special Act on Safety Management of Imported Foods.
The Almond Board’s Global Technical and Regulatory Affairs educational series, “Key Issues and Fast Facts,” continues with a webinar on water rights, open to all interested parties.
Conducted in partnership with University of California weed specialists and staff, these in-the-field workshops present a unique opportunity for your growers and their PCAs to refine their weed identification skills, match the latest management strategies and tactics with species present and resistance concerns, and review cost-effective practices for monitoring and recordkeeping.
The Almond Conference, in its 44th year, will take place Dec. 6–8 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Registration for The Almond Conference is free and open to all almond industry professionals, starting June 1, 2016.
The FDA is hosting a public meeting in Maryland and via live Webcast to discuss import safety regulations and programs on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
Almond Board is always looking to bring the industry the latest and greatest information about global markets and trade issues.
I returned two weeks ago from a visit to India and Dubai. Julie Adams, Almond Board of California (ABC) vice president of Technical, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Sudarshan Mazumdar, ABC regional director, India, and I first spent several days in India, including holding the annual Indian trade conference, and then attended the Gulfood show in Dubai, where ABC exhibited for the first time.
A recent study of the benefits of including almonds in the diet, conducted by University of Florida researchers, inspired media coverage around the world for California Almonds at the end of 2015.
The temporary Fosetyl-Al maximum residue limit (MRL), which covers residues from phosphite-containing products for the European Union, is now extended until March 1, 2019, and is retroactive to January 1, 2016.
The Global Technical and Regulatory Affairs program of the Almond Board hosts several events throughout the year.

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