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Promising research is underway that could lead to more accurate ways to measure rancidity than the current practice of measuring peroxide values (PV) and free fatty acid levels (FFA). This research…
Jan 09, 2017 // Quality and Food Safety
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“From almond growers and handlers, to processing, packaging and sales, our food quality and safety program is continually evolving to ensure almonds are produced in a safe, responsible manner…
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While clean bin liners are helpful, keep in mind that during storage in the off season, bulk bins are likely to be contaminated by rodents, birds, insects, trash and other sources. Bin liners do a…
Aug 10, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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This year’s Food Quality and Safety Symposium highlighted how far we have come in our food safety programs, and the work that is still to be done under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Our…
Jul 26, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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Are you an almond grower, a huller/sheller, a handler or a manufacturer? You may be surprised to learn that all four of these categories could also be considered a “farm” under the Food Safety…
Jul 26, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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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…
Jul 11, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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June is the unofficial food safety month for the California Almond industry. As almond processors prepare for compliance, Almond Board of California (ABC) is providing training for Preventive…
May 13, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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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…
May 09, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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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. Speakers will address FDA’s…
May 09, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety
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The FDA is hosting a public meeting in Maryland and via live Webcast to discuss import safety regulations and programs on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The purpose of the meeting is to…
Mar 10, 2016 // Quality and Food Safety