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Annotated provisional agenda
Report of the Session
Dried apricots, dried figs and inshell walnuts: comments by the delegation of Turkey
UNECE Recommendation for dried apricots
UNECE Recommendation for dried figs
UNECE Recommendation for inshell walnuts
Inshell Walnut Brochure
UNECE Recommendation for cashew kernels
Inshell walnuts and pine nut kernels: comments by the delegation of China
UNECE Recommendation for pine nut kernels
UNECE Recommendation for dried mangoes
UNECE Recommendation for inshell brazil nuts
UNECE Recommendation for brazil nut kernels
UNECE Recommendation for whole dried chilli peppers and explanatory text for the Brochure on whole dried chilli peppers
Pre-print edition of the brochure on whole dried chilli peppers
Revised draft Standard for dried grapes
Proposal by the delegation of Turkey: Aligned Standard for dried grapes
Revised draft Standard for dried cranberries
Revised draft Standard for dried pineapples
Draft proposed Standard for Dried Pineapples - Comments by the delegation of Indonesia
Draft proposed Standard for Dried Pineapples - Comments by the delegation of South Africa
Sampling plans for tree nuts and for dried produce
UNECE Standard for chestnuts in the DDP Standard Layout
Discover the World of Nuts and Dried Fruit Exhibition
UNECE Nuts and Dried Fruit Standards in International Trade
This year, at UNECE we’re holding our first exhibition on UNECE standards for the international trade of nuts and dried fruits.
Nuts and Dried Fruit
Nuts and dried fruit have become an important part of our diet, whether in yoghurt, cereals, and snacks, or sprinkled over a salad. Today, a multitude of nutrition research focuses on their potential preventive effect on cardiovascular diseases, weight control and chronic diseases. And people are increasingly recognizing them as an essential ingredient of a healthy diet.
Every year an array of new products that include nuts and dried fruit emerge internationally Nuts with their high-protein and high-energy values have also become a valuable weapon in the fight against hunger. “Plumpy'nut”, peanut-based paste is one of the principal nutritional emergency meals distributed by humanitarian organization including UNICEF and the World Food Programme to severely malnourished populations in the drought- and hunger-stricken parts of the world.
According to recent statistics from the INC (Global Statistical Review 2007-2012, January 2013), over the past seven years, the world value for tree nuts increased by 88% and by 40% for dried fruit. In 2011, total world consumption of tree nuts exceeded 3 million metric tons.
UNECE and Nuts and Dried Fruit
As a result of the increased international trade in nuts and dried fruit, more and more countries want to work together with us to draw up standards for trading in these products. Before nuts and dried fruit arrive in international trade and, eventually, on supermarket shelves or in the food supply, they undergo screening, sizing and testing to ensure compliance with quality and food safety regulations. UNECE’s standards play a major part in this quality control.
UNECE Exhibition “Nuts and Dried Fruit Standards in International Trade”
The exhibition will reach out to the general public, to experts, producers, traders and exporters. It will showcase the work done by our group of experts and explain the value of this work for international trade.
Visitors to the exhibition will have a unique possibility to taste the products and learn about the latest research on nutrition and the health benefits of nuts and dried fruit. Our experts will explain and show you what happens behind the scenes between harvest and the supermarket shelves. They will present new products based on nuts and dried fruit, along with literature on their uses, including cooking recipes and fitness instructions.
Snack and learn at 14:15
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations Geneva
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 From trees to your table (Behind the scenes – production, science and processing)
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 Go nuts for health (Nuts, nutrition and health)
Thursday, 20 June 2013 Tasty trends (New nuts and dried fruit products)