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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.

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

2017 CALIFORNIA DRIED PLUM CROP ESTIMATE

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced a 2017 California dried plum crop estimate of 105,000 short tons.

RESEARCH CONTINUES TO SUPPORT DRIED PLUMS/PRUNES PROTECTIVE ROLE

Research presented at Experimental Biology (EB, Chicago, IL, April 22-26), continues to support dried plums/prunes’ role in health promotion and lowering the risk of chronic disease

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.