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Welcome California Dried Plum Growers and Packers!

You’ve reached the industry sector of the California Dried Plum Board’s website. Here you will have access to the latest breaking news and events in the industry, from press releases to industry reports, newsletters and the meeting calendar.

Use this area as a forum for Growers and Packers; any feedback, news or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Announcements

 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM BOARD HOSTS INDUSTRY SUMMIT

Please join us for the 2017 California Prune Summit, hosted by the California Dried Plum Board on February 1, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Orchard Creek Lodge, Sun City, Lincoln, CA.  The summit will provide a forum to exchange ideas and concerns, and celebrate the vitality of the California prune industry as the world’s leading producer of high quality prunes, juice, and ingredients. 

This is a no-cost event, but registration is required and can be made on the homepage of this website.  Registration deadline is January 20, 2017.   

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Dried Plums In The News

CALIFORNIA PRUNES THE BEST IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

The cold evening of December, 2 in Warsaw turned out to be remarkably hot for prune industry from the sunny California. During the final gala of the most prestigious Polish PR industry contest - Golden Clips, the best PR campaigns have been awarded. 

Add Prunes to Your Playbook to Support Healthy Bones

Sacramento, Calif. (October 12, 2016) - Athletes of all ages are faced with bone-chilling odds when it comes to injuries. More than 2.6 million children, ages ninteen and under, are seen in emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year with bone injuries among the most common. Taking action to strengthen bones beginning at a young age is critical, and nutrition plays a important role. 

Recent Press Releases

New Study Adds to Ongoing Research that Dried Plums Bone-Preserving Effects Seen with One Daily Serving of Dried Plums

Sacramento, Calif. (March 10, 2016) - One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis.[1] While bone health may not top the list of common health concerns, the risk is real. In fact, for women, the chance of breaking a hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.1 Various lifestyle factors, including diet and exercise, can help to prevent osteoporosis, which is actually not considered a normal part of aging. And new research, published in Osteoporosis International, highlights the important role that one specific fruit - dried plums (prunes) - might play in strengthening bones.

New Studies Presented at Experimental Biology 2016 Highlight Potential Health Benefits

San Diego, CA – (April 4, 2016) – New research presented this week at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB 2016) expands on the current body of evidence supporting the link between dried plums (prunes) and bone health in post-menopausal women, and the effect of dried plums on reducing colon cancer risk in an animal model. The findings align with previous studies that have discovered dried plums’ benefits on both bone and colon health.