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2/2/13 2:49 A

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2/1/13 5:21 P

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May've missed an update but I wanted to see this at another source (not that I didn't believe but I wanted some backstory). It's out-dated but interesting to see a little more.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almond

Mandatory pasteurization in California:

The USDA approved a proposal by the Almond Board of California to pasteurize almonds sold to the public, after tracing cases of salmonellosis to almonds.

The almond pasteurization program became mandatory for California companies in 2007.[49] Raw, untreated California almonds haven't been available in the U.S. since then.
California almonds labeled "raw" must be steam-pasteurized or chemically treated with propylene oxide. This doesn't apply to imported almonds [50] or almonds sold from the grower directly to the consumer in small quantities.[51] The treatment also isn't required for raw almonds sold for export outside of North America.
The USDA-approved marketing order was challenged in court by organic farmers organized by the Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group. According to the Cornucopia Institute, this almond marketing order has imposed significant financial burdens on small-scale and organic growers and damaged domestic almond markets. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in the spring of 2009 on procedural grounds. In August 2009 farmers were appealing.[52]

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1/28/13 5:59 P

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Thanks for the alternative link.

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1/27/13 6:30 P

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Thank you for sharing this. I had absolutely no idea.

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1/26/13 5:16 P

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Thank you for the info. I found this online as an alternative

www.nuts.com/nuts/almonds/organic.ht
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1/26/13 3:03 P

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yeah, I saw that a year or two ago in my area. They radiate them or something so essentially, not untouched raw :(

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1/26/13 11:40 A

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Dang, and other stronger expletives!


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1/26/13 10:56 A

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Thanks for the info and I have been eating them unaware since 2007! I might as well eat unsalted roasted...






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1/26/13 10:22 A

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oh wonderful ..... just what I need ... more junk in my body.

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1/26/13 10:01 A

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This so disappointed me. The USDA, in the name of protecting us from some disease we might get from eating raw almonds?, has mandated that almonds be either pasteurized (kinda defies the definition of "raw") or gassed with a poisonous chemical.

www.actionforalmonds.org/

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