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ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/1Annotated provisional agendaPDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/2Report of the SessionPDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/3Dried apricots, dried figs and inshell walnuts: comments by the delegation of Turkey PDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/19 UNECE Recommendation for dried apricots PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/20 UNECE Recommendation for dried figs PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/16 UNECE Recommendation for inshell walnuts PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.3 Inshell Walnut Brochure PDF - -
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/12 UNECE Recommendation for cashew kernels PDF PDF PDF

Inshell walnuts and pine nut kernels: comments by the delegation of China

ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/13 UNECE Recommendation for pine nut kernels PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/17 UNECE Recommendation for dried mangoes PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/14 UNECE Recommendation for inshell brazil nuts PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/2012/15 UNECE Recommendation for brazil nut kernels PDF PDF PDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/5UNECE Recommendation for whole dried chilli peppers and explanatory text for the Brochure on whole dried chilli peppersPDFPDFPDF
  Pre-print edition of the brochure on whole dried chilli peppers PDF - -
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/6Revised draft Standard for dried grapesPDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/7Proposal by the delegation of Turkey: Aligned Standard for dried grapesPDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/8Revised draft Standard for dried cranberriesPDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.4Comments by the Canadian cranberry industryPDF--
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/9Revised draft Standard for dried pineapplesPDFPDFPDF
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.1Draft proposed Standard for Dried Pineapples - Comments by the delegation of IndonesiaPDF--
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.2Draft proposed Standard for Dried Pineapples - Comments by the delegation of South AfricaPDF--
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/10Information note
(document issued as ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.5
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/INF.5Information by the United States: Discussions on sugaring, rehydration, food additivesPDF--
ECE/TRADE/C/WP.7/GE.2/2013/11Sampling plans for tree nuts and for dried produce
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English   and   French2011 Standard Layout for UNECE Standards on Dry and Dried Produce
CAC/GL 50-2004Codex Alimentarius General Guidelines on Sampling
TAD-CA-FVS (2012) 7OECD document “Revised draft proposal to amend the operating rules for conformity checks of the produce exported under the scheme“ (note: this document has not been adopted yet but is close to finalisation)

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.

Contact: Liliana.annovazzi-jakab@unece.org

Snack and learn at 14:00
Buffet Lunch at 13:30hrs
Salle VIII, Palais des Nations Geneva

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 - Go nuts for health (Nuts, nutrition and health)

Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvado, Director, Human Nutrition Unit, Rovira i Virgili University, Reus, Spain

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 - From trees to your table (Behind the scenes - production, science and processing)

Mr. Sam Keiper, President & CEO, American Council for Food Safety and Quality - Dried Fruit Association of California (DFA)
Mr. Lothar Boers, Customer Relationship Manager, Eurofins Laboratories, Hamburg Germany


Download the list of participants