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Secure your spot now before it’s too late —the last booths are available! Position your brand in front of thousands from October 19-23, 2024, at our largest-ever INC Pavilion at SIAL Paris. With over 310,000 expected visitors from over 200 countries, SIAL Paris presents the perfect opportunity to forge long-lasting global connections and business relationships.

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The INC Congress Is Just Around the Corner, Don’t Miss Out!

Get your calendar ready for the industry’s exclusive event!

The INC Congress in Vancouver is quickly approaching, just three weeks away, from May 8-10. Don’t miss out on the premier event in the nut and dried fruit sector. Over 1,200 leading industry professionals from 519 companies have already secured their attendance! [Register now]

With time running out before we see each other again, it’s time to start filling out your calendar with meetings. Visit the Meeting Point to maximize your INC Congress experience! Explore the program packed with exciting keynote and guest speakers, informative round tables, insightful seminars, and not-to-be-missed social events! Get ready for the greatest event in the nut and dried fruit industry! It will be here before we know it! [Program] [Social Events]

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INC Participates in 17th Food Exhibition for China Nuts and Dried Fruits

The event brought together more than 100,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors in Hefei, China

From April 17-20, the INC participated at the 17th Food Exhibition for China Nuts and Dried Fruits in Hefei, China. The event opened with a conference on April 17 that brought together around 300 industry professionals for a full day of sessions. The event was hosted by the Specialized Committee for Nuts and Dried Fruits of the China National Food Industry Association, represented by Mr. Zhang Liaoyuan, CNA Executive Chairman and founder and CEO of Three Squirrels, Ms. Christina Chen, CNA Executive Chairman and… [Read more]


Nut Consumption During Pregnancy Associated With Lower Risk of Peer Problems in 5-Year-Olds

Study confirms relationship between maternal nut intake and childhood behavioral problems

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition explored the association between maternal nut intake during pregnancy and the risk of childhood behavioral problems in 5-year-old children in Japan. A total of 1,199 mother-child pairs were included in this prebirth cohort study. Researchers assessed dietary intake using a diet history questionnaire. The parent-reported version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was used to assess emotional problems, conduct problems… [Read more]


Early Introduction of Peanut Associated With Lower Sensitization and Allergy

Younger siblings of peanut consumers fared better when peanut was introduced early

In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers tested the hypothesis that peanut allergy develops as a result of cutaneous exposure in the absence of oral consumption. Evaluation of the younger siblings of participants in the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study provided an opportunity to understand the impact of environmental peanut exposure during infancy and early childhood on the development of peanut sensitization and allergy. [Read more]


Almond Consumption May Improve Body Composition Indices and Hunger Scores

Eating at least 50 grams of almonds per day was associated with improvements across several indicators

In a study published recently in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers set out to understand the relationship between almond consumption and subjective appetite scores and body composition. The study was a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of 37 randomized controlled trials with a total of 43 treatment arms. Net changes in bodyweight, body mass index, waist circumference, fat mass, body fat percent, fat-free mass, waist-to-hip ratio, visceral adipose tissue and subjective appetite scores… [Read more]


Codex Committee to Consider Proposed Definition of Ready-to-Eat Peanuts

The definition will inform the establishment of a maximum level for total aflatoxins

The Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) is poised to discuss a proposed definition of ready-to-eat peanuts at its 17th Session (CCCF17), which is being held in Panama City this week. At its last meeting, in April 2023, the CCCF directed an Electronic Working Group (EWG) chaired by India to prepare a proposal on a clear definition for ready-to-eat (RTE) peanuts with a view to establishing a maximum level for total aflatoxins in RTE peanuts… [Read more]


European Commission Issues Monitoring Recommendation for Nickel

Member States and food operators are asked to share monitoring data with the EFSA

On March 22, 2024, the European Commission published Recommendation (EU) 2024/907 on the monitoring of nickel in food. On the basis of occurrence data collected between 2016 and 2018, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published an updated risk assessment in 2020 and a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 13 μg/kg bw was established. However, the Commission concluded that, for some foods, insufficient occurrence data were available… [Read more]


Sustainability Updates

The INC’s latest installment of sustainability news includes updates on key hurdles cleared by two pieces of legislation —a ban on products made with forced labor and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation— as the EU legislative term draws to a close. [Read more]


International Trade News

The latest trade news compiled by the INC includes information about the United Kingdom’s suspension of tariffs on raw kernel and in-shell almonds, Russia’s plans to introduce an export duty on in-shell pine nuts, a free trade agreement signed by India and the European Free Trade Association, and more. [Read more]



Food Safety News

The INC’s latest food safety update covers the Codex Alimentarius Commission’s request for comments on recommended maximum residue levels (MRLs), a new draft of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Peanuts, updates on plant protection products in the European Union, and more. [Read more]


Labeling Updates

This month, the INC’s labeling round-up covers a WHO-FAO report on whether certain foods and ingredients can be exempted from mandatory allergen labeling, as well as updated labeling rules in Thailand. [Read more]




Marketing Orders

In this month’s news on marketing orders, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a continuance referendum on the pecan research and promotion program. [Read more]

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