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Minimum Quality Regulation Proposed for Imported Pistachios

Friday, October 21, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing to establish minimum quality requirements for lots of pistachios imported into the United States that would be the same as or comparable to those in effect for domestically produced pistachios. This regulation would specify a maximum aflatoxin tolerance level of 15 parts per billion as well as mandatory aflatoxin testing and certification requirements. Comments on this proposed rule are due no later than Dec. 20.

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