INC Launches the Excellence in Sustainability Award

The winner will be announced at the INC Congress in London!

The INC believes that all actors throughout the supply chain can take action to tangibly improve and communicate how the industry has an impact on sustainability and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, this 2023 the INC is proud to launch the Award for Excellence in Sustainability! This award aims to recognize projects and companies / organizations who show outstanding achievements and inspiration in the field of sustainability. To apply, the project must be relevant to at least one of the INC-identified focus Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 6, 12, 13, or 15. [Apply now]

INC Pavilion Serves as Industry Hub at Gulfood 2023

18 companies joined the INC in Dubai for the “best Gulfood ever”

This year’s Gulfood was, yet again, a big success —the best ever, according to some of the 18 co-exhibitors that occupied the exclusive INC Pavilion from February 20 to 24. The 168 m² space in Za’abeel Hall 5 buzzed with activity, serving as the epicenter of the nut and dried fruit industry and representing an unprecedented range of countries. Throughout the week, spirits were high at the strategically located pavilion… [Read more]

INC Comments on FDA’s ‘Healthy’ Claim Proposed Rule

Nuts (unsalted) are currently ineligible but would qualify under the proposed definition

On September 29, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule to update the definition for the implied nutrient content claim “healthy”, which was set in 1994. This rule, if approved, will revise the requirements for when the term “healthy” can be used as an implied claim in food labeling. Nuts, seeds, avocados, and salmon are some examples of foods currently ineligible to bear the “healthy” claim based on the existing regulatory definition, but that would qualify under the proposed definition… [Read more]

Nuts as Part of the Mediterranean Diet, Mentioned in Nature Medicine

Nature Medicine, one of the most prestigious medical journals worldwide, has published its “Year in Review” article featuring “11 clinical trials that will shape medicine in 2023”, and the PREDIMED-Plus study on the Mediterranean diet, which among other foods includes nuts. Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Chairman of the INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination, was interviewed among other leading scientists who were asked to name their top clinical trials for 2023. The answers spanned a wide range of fields, from cancer screening to new drugs for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. [Read more]

Nutrients to Publish NUTS 2022 Proceedings in Special Issue

The journal Nutrients is poised to publish a special issue featuring the proceedings of NUTS 2022, a historic gathering of leading international nutrition researchers. Held at the INC headquarters in October of last year, NUTS 2022 brought together 25 top scholars to discuss the future of health research on nuts and dried fruits. Representing universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Iran, Italy, Norway, Spain, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States, the researchers summarized… [Read more]

INC Shares New Study on Effects of Mixed Tree Nuts on Tryptophan Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

A new study published in Nutrients assessed whether snacks of mixed tree nuts as part of a hypocaloric diet modified the gut microbiome, leading to an increase in levels of cardio-protective microbial metabolites of tryptophan (Trp), an essential amino acid found in tree nuts. As part of a randomized, controlled, parallel, two-arm study, 95 overweight/obese individuals were instructed to consume either mixed tree nuts or pretzels daily as part of a hypocaloric weight loss diet for 12 weeks followed by an isocaloric weight maintenance program… [Read more]

New Study Finds Walnuts May Improve Diet Quality

A recent study published in Nutrients explored how adding 1 ounce (28 g) of walnuts to people’s usual diets affected diet quality and intake of nutrients of concern, including magnesium, fiber and potassium. Using 24 h dietary recall data obtained from the dietary interview component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers in the United States modeled the addition of 1 ounce of walnuts to the daily diet of people who usually do not consume nuts. The study included a total of 7,757 individuals aged ≥4 years… [Read more]

INC Monitors Latest Sustainability News

In the latest INC sustainability update, you can read about the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that EU countries should no longer be allowed temporary exemptions for banned, bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam) used in agriculture for seed treatment, among other sustainability-related news. [Read more]

International Trade News Compiled by INC

The INC’s latest trade update includes the decision by the United States to grant new access for Australian roasted macadamia nuts and the signing of the U.S.-EU Tariff Rate Quota Agreement, which will enable the United States to preserve its existing access to the EU market for various agricultural commodities following the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU. [Read more]



INC Shares Food Safety News


Among other food safety news, the INC’s latest update covers the new maximum residue levels published by the European Commission for certain pesticides, including abamectin, bifenazate, cyromazine, topramezone, cyfluthrin, metobromuron and cycloxydim. [Read more]

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