Walnuts

India’s Imports of Pistachios Expected to Grow, Almonds & Walnuts Decline

India recorded significant growth in almond, walnut, and pistachio imports in market year (MY) 2020/2021, increasing by 44, 20, and 34 percent, respectively, from MY 2019/2020. However, MY 2021/2022 almond and walnut imports are estimated to drop due to high domestic prices, increased domestic supply, reduced production in the United States, geopolitical tensions in regional suppliers (including Afghanistan), and various …

CA Walnut Board Votes To Modernize Federal Marketing Order And Suspend Enforcement Of Mandatory Inspections Of Walnuts

Cultivating industry prosperity for the long term is at the core of the California walnut industry’s strategic plan.  A year ago, the Grades & Standards Committee began working with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) looking into ways to update the outbound inspection process in order to remove redundancies and duplicative costs to bring more efficiency to the industry. As part …

Diamond of California® Debuts Nut Coatings, A Keto-Friendly Breading Alternative in Three Flavors Now Available

Diamond of California®, the century-old producer of “Made for Homemade” specialty nuts and pioneer of nut-based products like Nut Pie Crusts and Snack Walnuts, announces today the launch of its newest innovation, Nut Coatings. Available now online and this Fall in-stores nationwide, Nut Coatings (SRP $3.99/5oz bag) are a keto-friendly and low-carb breading alternative crafted with a nut base of …

California Walnut Crop Forecast Down 15%

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service — The 2021 California walnut production is forecast at 670,000 tons, down 15% from 2020’s record production of 785,000 tons. The forecast is based on 385,000 bearing acres, up 1% from 2020’s estimated bearing acreage of 380,000. Widespread freezing temperatures in late fall of 2020 resulted in frost damage to walnut orchards across the state. Growers reported …

India’s FSSAI Issues Final Standards for Walnut Kernels

On July 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published on its website the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations (2021). The Third Amendment Regulations (2021) relates to the final standards for walnut kernels, as well as to dairy and dairy products, oilseeds and products, margarine and fat spreads, …

Blueberries & Walnuts Partner to Give Brain Health Month a Boost at Retail

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and the California Walnut Board (CWB) and U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) are collaborating with a select group of retailers, including Coborn’s, Rouses Markets and Weis Markets, to encourage consumers to “grab a boost of blue and walnuts, too!” Activations will include unique opportunities such as local TV segments, e-newsletter features, Facebook Lives, and …

Thousands Engage with National Walnut Day Campaign in Partnership with See’s Candies

On National Walnut Day (5/17), the California Walnut Board (CWB) partnered with See’s Candies to collaborate on a multi-channel consumer-focused campaign to promote California Walnuts across the U.S. The CWB’s domestic marketing activities are designed to expand California Walnuts use and consumption in existing markets and identify markets for future development. The Board continuously conducts direct outreach to food manufacturers to spur new development …

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