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Welcome Tummywise Visitors. All of the great content from the Tummywise site has now been incorporated in the California Dried Plums site.

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.

Grower News

Check out the latest issue of the monthly Grower Newsletter here!

Announcements

ESAFE FOOD ALLIANCE, A DIV. OF DFA OF CALIFORNIA, OFFERS FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT (FSMA) PRODUCE SAFETY TRAINING COURSES

WHO SHOULD ATTEND???

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.”

For schedule and details of these and others courses offered, visit Safe Food Alliance at  https://safefoodalliance.com/events

Dried Plums In The News

ORGANIC FARMING, STRONG FAMILY TRADITIONS GROUNDS PRUNE FARMER JOHN TAYLOR

From his rodeo fruit farming father to his business partner brother Richard, John Taylor continues his family’s prune farming legacy.

2017 CALIFORNIA PRUNE HARVEST RETURNS TO TYPICAL LEVELS FOLLOWING WEATHER-CHALLENGED YIELD OF 2016

The 2017 California prune harvest is projected to reach 105,000 tons (95,254 metric tonnes), according to forecasts by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).The projected harvest will yield a 99-percent increase over the unusually light 2016 harvest of 52,851 tons (47,946 metric tonnes). USDA and NASS estimates are based on surveys among California prune growers.

Recent Press Releases

Organic Farming, Strong Family Traditions Grounds Prune Farmer John Taylor

From his rodeo fruit farming father to his business partner brother Richard, John Taylor continues his family’s prune farming legacy.


Prune Power to Help UK Hit Increased Fibre Intake Requirements

UK consumers are failing to meet the recommended level of fibre intake – which is so important for gut health - in their diet. But a new UK research study funded by the California Prune Board that is published this month, [1] suggests that prunes could be a convenient  solution to helping the nation address this issue.