Secure Your Spot at the Exclusive INC Congress in Vancouver

Be a part of the prestigious gathering for the nut and dried fruit sector

Gather with 1,300+ esteemed company owners, presidents and CEOs from prominent global corporations from May 8-10 to gain insights, forge connections and conduct business with professionals from 65 countries. Over the three-day event, 60+ speakers will provide invaluable insights into market trends, crop forecasts and industry trajectories. With 1,100 industry leaders from 450 companies already confirmed, don’t miss out! [Register now]


Hurry! Limited Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Remain

Last chance to showcase your brand to this specialized audience

Increase your brand’s exposure by sponsoring or exhibiting at the INC Congress in Vancouver and across the INC network through pre-event communications!

– Don’t miss out on the chance to elevate your brand with sponsorships like Golf & Tennis, Panel Sessions, Exclusive Gift and Standard Sponsorship! [Sponsor now]

– Last booth space remains in Nutfruit Plaza, the hub of congress activities. [Exhibit now]


INC Confirms Keynotes and Guest Speakers

Gain insider knowledge from these top professionals

Keynote speakers:

– Marc Low, Director, Innovation & Emerging Technology, KPMG Canada [Read more]

– Prof. Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, Canada [Read more]

Guest speakers for Nutrition Research Seminar:

– Dr. John L. Sievenpiper, Professor, Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada [Read more]

– Dr. Kristina Petersen, Associate Professor, Professor in Charge, Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University, USA [Read more]

Guest speakers for Sustainability Seminar:

– Julie Adams, Vice President, Global Technical & Regulatory Affairs, Almond Board of California, USA [Read more]

– Miriam Gautier, Managing Director, Bösch Boden Spies, Germany [Read more]

– Dr. Miriam Villen King, Chief Scientist, Stahmann Webster, Australia [Read more]


Check Out the Latest Issue of the Nutfruit Magazine

March issue available online

The March 2024 issue of Nutfruit is now available on the INC website. This edition covers a wide range of topics and provides valuable insight into the nut and dried fruit industry. You can read about how the INC is harnessing consumer awareness to drive global nut and dried fruit consumption and whet your appetite for this year’s INC Congress in Vancouver. In the Feature Articles section, you can read about successful programs to improve the environmental and social impact of nuts, an ambitious groundwater recharge project, and more. This issue also features interviews with Tomás Treschanski, one of Argentina’s first chefs to receive a Michelin star, as well as Jodie Johnston, Category Technical Manager – Food on the Move, Prepared Produce, Café & Hospitality at Marks & Spencer. You can also learn about Brazil nuts from the Amazon Rainforest in this edition of the Country/Product Spotlight and read up on the latest industry statistics in our Global Statistical Review. Download to read it now! [Read Nutfruit online]


New Discovery in Peanut Defense Mechanisms Against Aflatoxins

The findings hold promise for the future development of fully resistant varieties

A recent study shed light on the natural resistance exhibited by some peanut varieties to Aspergillus flavus infection and subsequent aflatoxin contamination. Researchers used a metabolomics-based systems biology approach to understand the biochemistry behind increased peanut resistance to Aspergillus infection. The study reports the linkage between two specific metabolites and the level of resistance exhibited by peanut varieties. The two key metabolites, hydroxycinnamic acid amides (HCAAs) and lignin precursor levels, were higher in the resistant genotype. [Read more]


FDA Approves Medication to Help Reduce Allergic Reactions to Peanut and Cashew

Xolair is the first and only FDA-approved medicine to reduce allergic reactions in people with one or more food allergies

On February 16, 2024, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xolair (omalizumab) injection for immunoglobulin E–mediated food allergy in certain adults and children 1 year or older for the reduction of allergic reactions —including reducing the risk of anaphylaxis— that may occur with accidental exposure to one or more foods, including peanuts and cashews. The safety and efficacy of omalizumab in reducing allergic reactions in subjects with food allergies was established in a clinical trial… [Read more]


Sustainability Updates

The INC’s latest installment of sustainability news includes updates on several key proposals currently making their way through the EU legislative process —including the Green Claims Directive, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and the proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive— as well as Australia’s decision to include sustainability factors in the next edition of the country’s official dietary guidelines. [Read more]


International Trade News

The INC’s latest trade news update includes information about Kenya’s publication of a draft standard on almond kernels, new phytosanitary import requirements in Chile, Panama and Türkiye, a free trade deal between Sri Lanka and Thailand, and China’s announcement of the addition of almond hulls to its official feed ingredients catalogue, paving the way for the import of these products. [Read more]


Food Safety Updates

The INC’s latest food safety news covers the publication of the FAO’s updated General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) database, EU regulatory changes affecting plant protection products, a UK regulation seeking to control high-risk food and food not of animal origin imported into Great Britain, and the European Commission’s first monthly Report on EU Agri-Food Fraud Suspicions. [Read more]


Marketing Orders

The INC’s latest update on marketing orders covers a decrease in the assessment rate for hazelnuts grown in Oregon and Washington, the suspension of the federal marketing order regulating dried prunes produced in California, and the announcement of a referendum for eligible US peanut producers to decide whether to continue their research and promotion program. [Read more]

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