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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.…
Oct 06, 2016 // Government Affairs
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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. The Board of Directors made this recommendation in April…
Oct 06, 2016 // Government Affairs
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In August, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made three major Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) announcements as follows: FDA extended the compliance dates for certain provisions across four FSMA…
Oct 06, 2016 // Government Affairs
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In January, the European Commission extended the temporary maximum residue limit (MRL) for Fosetyl-Al for almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pistachios, and walnuts until March 1, 2019, at the…
Oct 06, 2016 // Government Affairs
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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…
Oct 06, 2016 // Government Affairs
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The California State Legislature has adjourned after passing several bills that are now on their way to the governor for signature. While Almond Board of California cannot take a position for or…
Sep 16, 2016 // Government Affairs
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On April 12, 2016, the Almond Board of California’s Board of Directors met to review the program and budget recommendations coming forward as a result of the extensive strategic planning efforts that…
Sep 15, 2016 // Government Affairs
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A delegation of European port health authorities takes a field tour of California Almond country in July. They are, left to right, Dr. Georgi Agov (Bulgaria), Marta Zegzula (Poland), Gavin Stedman (U…
Sep 06, 2016 // Government Affairs
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Violation notices for failure to file a nitrogen management plan summary report have been issued to 67 farmers in the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition. The Central Valley Regional Water…
Aug 24, 2016 // Government Affairs
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In late July, Almond Board of California (ABC) hosted a delegation of port health authorities from Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland and the United Kingdom for a Pre-Export Check Seminar. The delegation…
Aug 15, 2016 // Government Affairs