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Almond NRS Brochure 2014/15

Almond NRS Brochure 2014/15

The Almond Programme involves the testing of Australian almonds for a range of chemical residues and environmental contaminants. The programme, which has been operating since 2008, is a cooperative arrangement between the National Residue Survey (NRS) and the Almond Board of Australia (ABA).

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Managing Food Safety Risks in Almonds

Managing Food Safety Risks in Almonds

In common with many types of nuts, almond kernels are often consumed as a ‘ready-to-eat’ (RTE) food. RTE foods need to meet strictly prescribed food safety standards because they do not undergo further treatments that remove or reduce microbial contaminations.

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What Threatens the Safety of Almonds

What Threatens the Safety of Almonds

Although almonds are not a readily perishable commodity, they are, like other fresh foods, subject to contamination of food safety concern. Almond contaminants are categorised as being chemical, biological, or physical in nature.

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