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Truly Unpasteurized Almonds

How are we able to sell unpasteurized almonds?

Overview: In 2007 bulk sales of unpasteurized almonds became illegal. This was the result of the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Almond Board, as well a few other agencies, drafting legislation to prevent further Salmonella outbreaks.

How we get around it: The legislation allows The 100 lb per customer per day in road side stands and farmers markets. See the excerpt below

TITLE 7—AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 981—ALMONDS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Rules and Regulations August 2009

"Section 981.413 Roadside stand exemption. "The term at retail at a roadside stand as used in §981.13 shall be defined to mean sales for home use and not for resale which are not in excess of 100 pounds net kernel weight to any one customer per day. Sales of almonds at certified farmers' markets in compliance with section 1392 of the regulations of the California Department of Food and Agriculture shall be construed as "roadside" sales for the purpose of §981.13 where these conditions are met."

See the full regulation: http://www.almondboard.com/Handlers/Documents/2009-Rules-Regs.pdf

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