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Latest on the Almond Pasteurization Law

Latest on the Almond Pasteurization Law

Most people (not all) know that since 2007 all US almonds are pasteurized! Now, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH)” has submitted an Amicus Curiae brief in support of the plantiffs  (an amicus curiae, Latin for “friend of the court,” is an outsider who provides information to assist the court in making its decision). Their brief will allow ANH-USA to raise issues that may not be brought up by the plaintiffs during regular trial proceedings. It will also let them […]

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Pistachi-uh-oh! Or ~ why you should buy organic nuts!

Pistachi-uh-oh! Or ~ why you should buy organic nuts!

Nuts are an excellent source of nutrition for everyone and is an important part of a raw food and vegetarian diet! As most of our customers, raw food and organic community know ~ we  at Living Nutz are strong advocates for organic farming & foods. With that said, many of us know which fruits & veggies we should buy organic and which ones are ok to buy with conventional methods. The same could be said with nuts and seeds. Because […]

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Federal Judge upholds almond pasteurization law (again)

Federal Judge upholds almond pasteurization law (again)

A federal judge in January, has again upheld U.S. Agriculture Department rules requiring treatment of raw almonds. This was in response to two isolated outbreaks of salmonella, in conjunction with conventional almond farms, one in Canada in 2001, and a second in Oregon in 2004. While contamination in almonds is not common, the industry determined that aggressive measures were necessary to prevent any other occurrences. While there are four main methods of pasteurizing almonds, steam processing, high heat treatment (roasting), […]

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The Truth About Almond Pasteurization Methods

While there are four main methods of pasteurizing almonds, steam processing, high heat treatment (roasting), blanching and highly toxic fumigation treatment with propylene oxide (PPO), two of them are the primary methods that are used most often.. These two are steam processing and PPO fumigation. Steam processing is the method delineated to the organic sector of the almond industry. While this is probably the cleanest method of pasteurizing almonds it is still an option reserved for those who have the […]

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Almond Pasteurization Update

We at Living Nutz would like to thank the almost 30,000 people who have signed the “Mandatory Pasteurization of Almonds is Wrong Petition”.  Since this petition was created in 2007 a lot has happened (thanks to the Cornucopia Institute) in the progress of winning an appeal against the USDA’s ruling that has made all almonds grown in the USA illegal by implementing extreme forms of pasteurization including methods that revert to high heat, carcinogenic chemical fumigation and steam pasteurization. The […]

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