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Processing safe and high-quality product is a major commitment of the California almond industry. But, that doesn’t mean storage facility pests like Indianmeal moth and red flour beetle don’t go down…
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The widely successful Pre-Export Check (PEC) program helps ensure California almond exports flow to the European Union (EU) without extra regulatory scrutiny. But a noticeable uptick in Rapid Alerts…
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More than 3,600 food safety experts, academics and stakeholders from six continents gathered for the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting in July. The event facilitated…
Oct 10, 2018 // Quality and Food Safety
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On June 7, more than 160 almond industry professionals gathered in Modesto to cover the critical topics of almond quality and safety. Hosted by the Almond Board of California (ABC) and in its 20th…
Jul 11, 2018 // Quality and Food Safety
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In this age of instant communication, to say “bad news travels fast” is an understatement. So when a food safety crisis hits — or any situation that calls into question your people, product or…
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June 7, 2018, marks two decades of this marquee event on the California almond industry’s relentless commitment providing a nutritious, safe almond product to the world. The 20th annual Food Quality…
Jun 01, 2018 // Quality and Food Safety
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Straight Talk from FSMA regulatory advisors Elizabeth Fawell and Maile Hermida of Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP In the previous FSMA Files column, we covered FDA’s recent announcement to exercise “…
Apr 23, 2018 // Quality and Food Safety
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The USDA-empowered Almond Board of California established the rule in 2007 for nuts sold domestically, and many believe the safeguard has played a key role in almonds’ explosion in popularity and…
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Straight Talk from legal advisors Elizabeth Fawell and Maile Hermida of Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP FDA recently announced it will exercise “enforcement discretion” for certain FSMA provisions.…
Apr 09, 2018 // Quality and Food Safety
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Larger almond operations have a key compliance date just ahead. Jan. 26, 2018, is the initial compliance date for the Produce Safety rule, applying to farms with more than $500,000 in annual produce…
Jan 17, 2018 // Quality and Food Safety