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Food Quality and Safety
(Issue: June 2014)
The 16th annual Almond Board of California Food Quality and Safety Symposium will be held Wednesday, July 23, at Wine & Roses in Lodi.
(Issue: February 2014)
Winter sanitation is critical to reduce overwintering populations of navel orangeworm (NOW) and the potential for damage and aflatoxin contamination in next year’s crop.
(Issue: September 2013)
With the proposed Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we are entering into a new era of food safety.
(Issue: July 2013)
Almond Board of California staff continue to plow through the two rules proposed under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
(Issue: June 2013)
From compost in the orchard to almond sensory evaluation, there’s something for everyone in the California Almond industry at the Food Quality and Safety Symposium to be held July 2 at the Modesto Centre Plaza.
(Issue: May 2013)
In response to numerous requests to extend the comment period for the FSMA proposed rules, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has announced that FDA intends to extend the comment period by another 120 days.
(Issue: May 2013)
The Almond Board of California’s annual Food Quality and Safety Symposium will be held on July 2 at the Modesto Centre Plaza.
(Issue: May 2013)
Research shows that tarp type/color can play an important role in minimizing temperature fluctuations and condensation in stockpiles, which lead to mold growth.
(Issue: February 2013)

Last October, the USDA formally requested recognition of pre-export certification for California Almonds shipped to the EU. The request came after the successful implementation of the Voluntary Aflatoxin Sampling Plan (VASP) program, beginning in September 2007.

(Issue: October 2012)
The Almond Board of California's food safety program is the "gold standard" among low-moisture food crops, but we need to remain vigilant.
(Issue: July 2012)
For the first time ever, the Almond Quality and Food Safety Symposium is headed south. The annual event will be held on Aug. 1 at the Visalia Convention Center.
(Issue: March 2012)
For the past four years or so, discussions with the Almond Quality and Food Safety Committee have always revolved around attempts to understand and prepare for the food safety issues of the future.
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