AHPA Transformed

The Handle - May. 10, 2016

After a thorough and well-conducted strategic review, the Almond Hullers and Processors Association (AHPA) has redefined its focus and intent as an organization. In doing so, it has adopted a new name that more accurately captures the vision of the organization going forward.
Almond Board Uses Earth Day to Share Almond Sustainability Story

The Handle - May. 09, 2016

This year?s theme for Earth Day was Trees for the Earth; an ideal platform to highlight how almond trees and the farmers who grow them are an important part of achieving a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet because they help combat climate change, clean the air and help local communities.  
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training Offered June 1?3 in Modesto

The Handle - May. 09, 2016

Under the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), key personnel in charge of managing the food safety plan at a food processor must be a ?Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).? To become a PCQI, individuals must be trained using FDA-approved curriculum and training materials.
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.
Do Your Growers Know Lolium from Leptochloa?

The Handle - May. 09, 2016

Let your growers know about the Weed ID and Management for Almond Growers workshops, coming up May 10, 11 and 12. These workshops will increase growers? ability to identify weeds and manage them, including weeds with resistance issues. Monitoring weed pressure and keeping records ?