International Trade, Water Issues and Farm Bill Discussed with Federal Representatives

The Handle - Nov. 29, 2016

Almond Board of California (ABC) often facilitates opportunities for stakeholders to meet with industry members in an effort to initiate a dialogue on issues important to the California Almond industry. Recently, ABC hosted two events with representatives of the U.S. government.
Almonds Are Now ?Healthy,? According to FDA

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2016

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new Guidance for Industry on the use of the implied nutrient content claim ?healthy,? which has exciting implications for almonds. Based on this new guidance, almonds can now use the term ?healthy?
Assessment Increase Comments Close Oct. 12

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2016

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.
FDA Extends FSMA Compliance Dates; Issues Draft Guidance

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2016

In August, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made three major Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) announcements as follows:
Higher Permanent MRL for Fosetyl-Al Expected to Replace Temporary MRL

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2016

In January, the European Commission extended the temporary maximum residue limit (MRL) for Fosetyl-Al for almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pistachios, and walnuts unt
Air Quality Legislation Signed by Governor

The Handle - Oct. 06, 2016

The California State Legislature has adjourned after passing several bills that were signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 8. While Almond Board of California cannot take a position for or against specific bills, we do monitor legislation to determine the impact on the California Almond industry.
European Delegates Gain Insight into Almond Production, Food Safety

The Handle - Sep. 06, 2016

A delegation of European port health authorities takes a field tour of California Almond country in July. They are, left to right, Dr.
FSMA Rules at Food Quality and Safety Symposium

The Handle - Jul. 11, 2016

With the addition of the Intentional Adulteration rule, there are now seven rules that will have some impact on California Almond processors once
ABC Hosts China Import Regulators

The Handle - Jun. 09, 2016

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. The visit served to encourage greater
Eighteenth Annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium Will Feature Processor, Grower Preparation for FSMA

The Handle - May. 09, 2016

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will take center stage at this year?s Food Quality and Safety Symposium, with compliance dates coming soon for some handlers.