With the addition of the Intentional Adulteration rule, there are now seven rules that will have some impact on California Almond processors once the compliance periods begin, some as soon as this September, which is the case for large handlers, who have more than 500 employees and are subject to Preventive Controls.
With the California Almond Objective report forecasting a crop that will surpass 2 billion pounds, more crop than ever may be subject to stockpiling, and for a longer time. Be sure your stockpiles are managed to protect the quality and safety of the crop.
One year ago, as talk of California’s drought increased, the almond industry faced questions from the media concerning its use of water. Today, with help from Almond Board of California’s (ABC’s) proactive public relations efforts, those questions have been answered by an industry committed to a sustainable future.
For the first time, potential speakers may submit proposals to present at The Almond Conference in December on selected topics.
The 35th World Nut and Dried Fruit (INC) Congress was held last week in San Diego. The attendance and venue were outstanding. Goretti Guasch, INC executive director, her team and the organizing committee once again did a commendable job.
In April, Almond Board of California (ABC) hosted a delegation from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) as well as the ports of Shenzhen, Hebei and Shanghai, where they are responsible for food safety inspections for imports.
To help almond growers determine optimum irrigation schedules using the best technology available, the Almond Board of California (ABC), in partnership with irrigation experts, has defined an Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum.
For most of the year, dirt is a great thing. It supports tree and root health, anchors trees in the ground and provides paths for equipment to travel. However, during harvest, some of that dirt becomes dust — a nuisance for those around orchards in the Central Valley.
Join almond growers from across California at the only event dedicated entirely to almonds!
The Almond Board of California Board (ABC) of Directors, after reviewing programs and budget recommendations resulting from strategic planning over the past year, unanimously agreed in its April board meeting to recommend a budget for Crop Year 2016–17 to include an increase in the assessment from 3 cents per pound to 4 cents for a three-year period.

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