INC Academia: Enrollment for the 2024/25 Edition Is Now Open

Over 300 students from top companies have joined us! Will you?

We are thrilled to announce that enrollment for the online edition of our highly acclaimed INC Academia is now open! With the course to begin in September, join over 300 students from leading companies who have already benefited from our comprehensive curriculum. Led by respected industry and academic experts, the INC Academia offers cutting-edge insights and skills that will help students advance their careers and bring valuable expertise to the organization. Plus, there are two program options to choose from, enabling students to tailor their learning depending on their experience in the nut and dried fruit sector. Invest in success and gain a competitive edge. Boost your business’s reputation, join industry leaders and enroll now with early-bird prices! [Enroll now]


Inspiring Consumer Delight: 2024 Recipe Campaign Launched

Transforming everyday meals with nutritious and delicious nut and dried fruit recipes

We are delighted to announce our new recipes for 2024 which are set to shine a spotlight on the versatility and nutritional benefits of nuts and dried fruits. Our new plant-based recipe campaign aims to inspire consumers with delicious and nutritious recipes incorporating our incredible products. Featuring quick and easy recipes for every meal, including beverages, snacks and desserts, this campaign is designed to appeal to a wide audience, from the health-conscious to culinary adventurers.

All recipes and campaign content are available on our website, complemented by engaging posts on our social media channels. We invite you to follow and share our updates on the Nutfruit channels. By liking and sharing the content, you can help us elevate the profile of nuts and dried fruits, showcasing their potential to transform everyday meals into extraordinary culinary experiences. Together, we can inspire consumers to explore and appreciate the fantastic flavors and health benefits of nuts and dried fruits. [New recipes]


Last Booth Space Available at the INC Pavilion in SIAL Paris

Showcase your brand at our largest Pavilion to date!

Limited booth space remains! Apply now to secure your spot and be part of the success from October 19-23, 2024. Showcase your brand to over 310,000 visitors from more than 200 countries. This is your chance to establish global connections and boost your business. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with industry leaders and expand your global reach. [Become an exhibitor]


INC Leads Group Drafting UN Food Loss Prevention Code

UNECE reviewed the group’s progress and amended Agricultural Quality Standards

In 2023, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce appointed the INC as leader of an ad-hoc drafting group responsible for developing a code of good practice on reducing food loss and food waste in nut and dried fruit value chains. In early 2024, the INC developed a draft of the first chapter, which focuses on primary producers. The drafting group, which included members representing France, the United States and the Central Asian Working Group… [Read more]


INC Participates in 55th Session of Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues

New MRLs were proposed for various commodities

The 55th session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR55) took place from June 3-8, 2024, in Chengdu, China. In addition to recommending Codex maximum residue levels (CXLs), the Committee discussed new active ingredients, new uses and compounds that need to be re-reviewed by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting of the Pesticide Residues experts (JMPR), which is the risk assessment group to CCPR. The Committee agreed on various new maximum residue levels (MRLs), which will now be sent to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for adoption in November… [Read more]


USDA Publishes New Grade Standards for In-shell and Shelled Pecans

First major revision since initial publication of the standards in 1969

The USDA has published a final rule revising the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans. This is the first major revision to the standards since their initial publication in 1969. The new rule replaces the current grades with U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, U.S. Choice and U.S. Standard grades. It establishes rules on size classification, kernel color classification, tolerances for variation and defects, and samples for grade or size determination… [Read more]


Study Led by INC Award-Winning Researcher Reveals Key to Long-Lasting Peanut Allergy Prevention

Early introduction of peanut can provide protection into adolescence

A study published recently in NEJM Evidence found that feeding children peanuts regularly from infancy to five years of age significantly reduced the rate of peanut allergy in adolescence. Building on the results of the groundbreaking Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) trial, the new findings come from a follow-up study called LEAP-Trio that set out to examine the durability of peanut tolerance. In the original LEAP trial, half of the participants regularly consumed peanut from infancy until five years of age… [Read more]


Prune Supplementation May Reduce Proinflammatory Cytokine Secretion and Monocyte Activation in Postmenopausal Women

The findings add scientific knowledge about how prunes prevent bone mineral density loss

Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), particularly monocytes, are an important source of proinflammatory cytokines that play a key role in postmenopausal bone loss. A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition examined the effect of prune consumption on monocyte activation and cytokine secretion from PBMCs in postmenopausal women. The study formed part of The Prune Study, a large, single-center, parallel-arm, 12-month randomized controlled trial completed with 183 postmenopausal women ranging in age from 55 to 75. Participants were randomly… [Read more]


Sustainability Updates

The INC’s latest installment of sustainability news includes information about Australia’s restrictions on beehive movements to combat the varroa mite, an update on the legislative process for the EU’s Green Claims Directive and news about the renaming of the Eco-Score label. [Read more]



International Trade News

The latest trade news compiled by the INC includes information about an agreement reached to allow the import of Brazilian pecans into China, the partial lifting of Côte d’Ivoire’s ban on raw cashew nut exports, the European Union’s tariff hike on Russian and Belarusian peanuts, the easing of export requirements for Argentine peanuts, and much more. [Read more]



Food Safety News

The INC’s latest food safety update covers the European Union’s adoption of maximum levels for nickel in nuts, changes in the European Union’s official controls for certain commodities and origins, updates on plant protection products in Japan, the European Union and the United States, and more. [Read more]



Labeling Updates

The latest installment of labeling news provides information about Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2429, which enters into force in January 2025 and includes new labeling requirements regarding country of origin. [Read more]


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