A Glimpse into the INC Pavilion at Anuga

Take a look at the video and pictures from this edition

Anuga’s latest edition made history as the largest fair to date, welcoming a whopping 150,000 attendees from 200 countries. This vibrant gathering was a testament to the global appeal of Anuga, uniting industry enthusiasts, experts, and visionaries from across the world. They congregated to explore the latest product innovations from a staggering 7,900 exhibitors. The INC Pavilion achieved remarkable success, evolving into the epicenter of the nut and dried fruit industry. Hosting 21 co-exhibitors from 15 countries, watch our highlights video and relive the moments, be inspired by the future of the nut and dried fruit industry and immerse yourself in the triumph and the vision that unfolded at the INC Pavilion at Anuga. [Watch highlight video] [View pictures].


Enhance Your Brand with Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities at Vancouver 2024

Discover ways to present your brand to a targeted audience

Boost your brand’s presence within the INC professional community by participating as an exhibitor or sponsor at the upcoming INC Congress, scheduled for May 8-10, in Vancouver. Secure prominent exposure through pre-event promotions, website features and over 1,300 expected attendees. Environment designed exclusively for the nut and dried fruit industry, and make sure you seize this outstanding opportunity. [Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities]


Highlights from the Latest INC Executive Committee Meeting

Leadership discussed the next steps of the INC’s strategic plan and defined a concrete plan of actions

This October 6, the INC Executive Committee met in Luxembourg to discuss the next steps of the INC’s strategic plan and define a concrete plan of actions taking into consideration the most important priorities for the INC going forward. During the meeting, and after the success of the INC’s latest visits in China and India, the Committee made a motion to approve a new project called “Country Outreach: Global Program for a Better World.” Within the framework of this project comes an on-the-ground outreach program which will see an INC delegation travel to key regions for growth in the nut and dried fruit sector… [Read more]


INC Publishes Trade Map Series

The maps depict the main trade flows of nuts and dried fruits

The INC published the latest edition of one of its most eagerly anticipated statistical reports: the Nut and Dried Fruit Trade Map series. Published every two years, these maps are a favorite tool of members. The series is available at the INC website members area and features six separate maps: 1. World Tree Nut Trade Flows (shelled): During 2022, 2.5 million metric tons of shelled tree nuts were traded worldwide. With over one million metric tons and 42% of the global share, almonds led the international shipments… [Read more]


INC Attends Discussions with European Commission Officials

Topics covered included food safety, nutrition and communication, and sustainability

On October 6, 2023, the INC participated in an event featuring officials from the European Commission’s DG for Health and Food Safety and DG for the Environment. The event, held in Brussels, Belgium, was organized under the umbrella of FRUCOM-CEEREAL and was attended by around 60 representatives of associations and companies in the nut and dried fruit industry as well as the breakfast cereal industry. As part of a panel discussion on food… [Read more]


Türkiye Announces Tariff Increase on Almonds and Walnuts

The rate hikes will come into effect on November 1, 2023

On October 16, 2023, a Presidential decision published in the Official Gazette of Türkiye raised the tariff rate on walnuts and almonds, effective as of November 1, 2023. The customs duty rate for almond and walnut imports into Türkiye from all sources except for the United Arab Emirates will increase to 15% (up from 2% for almonds and 4% for walnuts). Moreover, the additional fixed duty was increased from US$452 to US$580 per metric ton of… [Read more]


Italian Researchers Seek to Foil Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

PhD work is generating insights on integrated pest management treatments for hazelnuts

In recent years, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) has become an increasingly vexing problem for hazelnut growers. This pest causes different kinds of damage —kernel abortion, early fall, cimiciato, etc.— at different stages of fruit development. In a recent study published in Horticulturae, Italian researchers set out to gain a better understanding of the interaction between the phenological development of hazelnuts and the brown marmorated stink bug. [Read more]


Greater Nut Consumption Could Significantly Reduce Healthcare Costs

AU$980 million could be saved annually if every Australian were to eat a handful of nuts daily

A new study commissioned by Nuts for Life has found that greater nut consumption could deliver major healthcare cost savings. The study, conducted by KPMG, found that healthcare expenditure could be reduced by AU$980 million each year if every Australian were to eat a 30 g handful of nuts daily. Of this figure, the potential savings associated with cardiovascular disease —one of the leading causes of death in Australia— amounts to AU$281 million. [Read more]


Peanut Intake Enhances Production of Metabolites Related to Memory and Mood

Consuming peanuts or peanut butter may contribute to the production of metabolites involved in cognition and stress response

In a recent study published in the Journal of Functional Foods, researchers set out to assess the impact of peanut consumption on the gut–brain axis. Specifically, this randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the association of urinary microbial phenolic metabolites (MPMs) related to peanut intake with memory function and stress response. A total of 63 healthy young adults completed the intervention. Participants consumed 25 g of skin-roasted peanuts, 32 g of peanut butter or 32 g of a control butter daily for six months. [Read more]


Early Intervention Curbs Peanut Allergies In Babies

Starting peanut oral immunotherapy during infancy can improve a child’s immune response over time

In a new study published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology: In Practice, children aged 7 to 11 months developed tolerance by eating tiny amounts of peanuts in a step-by-step, controlled process. For this retrospective study, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reviewed data from 22 infants who received peanut oral immunotherapy at the clinic’s Food Allergy Center of Excellence. The babies were started on a daily dose of 18 mg of peanut protein in the form of peanut butter or peanut powder. [Read more]


INC Monitors Latest Sustainability News

The latest INC sustainability update includes information about Australia’s new national recovery plan for macadamia species, the adoption of a forced labor regulation report by two European Parliament committees and an update on the legislative process for the proposed European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). [Read more]


INC Shares International Trade News

The INC’s latest installment of trade news includes an update on negotiations to resolve a longstanding US-EU trade dispute, progress towards a trade deal between Kenya and the EU, the resumption of EU-Mercosur trade negotiations, China’s appeal of a WTO ruling on US Section 232 retaliatory tariffs, and more. [Read more]




INC Provides Updates on Food Safety News

The INC’s latest update on food safety includes information about proposed phytosanitary requirements for cashew imported into Chile, the European Commission’s plans to harmonize official controls, an update on pesticide regulations in the EU, and the Dutch food safety authority’s temporary enforcement policy regarding mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in various foodstuffs. [Read more]


Marketing Standards and Labeling News Shared by INC

The INC’s latest update on marketing standards and labeling covers changes in the US standards for grades of processed raisins and pecans, India’s decision to award Goa cashew a Geographical Indication (GI) tag and a proposed Swiss regulation on the labeling of foods bearing a health claim. [Read more]




INC Provides Updates on Marketing Orders

The INC’s latest update on marketing orders covers a final rule that changes multiple provisions in the administrative requirements prescribed under the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of almonds grown in California. [Read more]

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