American Peanut Council
1500 King Street
NUTS AND SEEDS
The American Peanut Council (APC) is the trade association which represents all segments of the peanut industry. Members include peanut growers, peanut shellers, brokers, peanut product manufacturers, and suppliers of goods and services to the industry.
Headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, the APC monitors developments in the domestic and international markets and responds with a diverse array of domestic and international marketing, trade servicing, food safety, research and issues management programs. The APC maintains close working relationships with government agencies, research institutions and related peanut and agricultural trade associations.
Not only used in mainstream products such as confectionery products and baked goods, it is now finding new uses in innovative applications such as powdered peanut butter and nutritional and energy bars.
The detailed figures show that US inshell exports rose to 32,418 metric tons over the twelve month period. US exports grew across Europe, with an increase of 125% to Germany, 46% to Spain, 242% to Italy and 29% to the UK.
APC joined the FDA in urging consumers to postpone eating products that use peanut butter as an ingredient – such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream – pending information about which products are supplied by a PCA plant in Blakely, Georgia.