Federal Assistance Information for Those Impacted by Fire or Santa Ana Winds
California avocado industry members impacted by the recent wildfires and/or Santa Ana winds must notify their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the events; field appointments for growers who have been impacted by the Thomas Fire are available. USDA Farm Service Agency disaster assistance programs also may be available to industry members affected by these natural disasters.Learn More
For three days in November, the California Avocado Commission showcased trend-setting California avocado culinary menu applications to R&D/product innovation executives and corporate chefs from American restaurant chains ranked 201-400 in the nation.
The Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule prohibits the distribution of produce that drops to the ground before harvesting. The Commission just received notification that effective November 21, 2017, the California Code of Regulations no longer allows for maturity testing of avocados after a wind fall event, making any harvesting of wind fall avocados illegal.
Members of the California Avocado Commission’s foodservice team attended the 2017 International Foodservice Editorial Council Annual Conference, which gathers foodservice trade publication editors from across the globe.
|Avocado Size||FOB Price||Field Price|
|48's||Insufficient Volume||Insufficient Volume|
|60's||Insufficient Volume||Insufficient Volume|
|70's||Insufficient Volume||Insufficient Volume|