Levy, M.D., Glenn Whitman, M.D.N., Shelley Pulkrabek, M.T., C.C.R.C., Thomas L. Ortel, M.D., Ph.D., Larissa Bornikova, M.D., Thomas Raife, M.D., Kathleen E. Puca, M.D., Richard M. Kaufman, M.D., Gregory A. Nuttall, M.D., Pampee P. Little, M.D., Ph.D., Samuel Youssef, M.D., Richard Engelman, M.D., Philip E. Greilich, M.D., Ronald Kilometers, M.D., Cassandra D. Josephson, M.D., Arthur Bracey, M.D., Rhonda Cooke, M.D., Jeffrey McCullough, M.D., Robert Hunsaker, M.D., Lynne Uhl, M.D., Janice G. McFarland, M.D., Yara Recreation area, M.D., Melissa M. Cushing, M.D., Charles T. Klodell, M.D., Ravindra Karanam, M.D., Pamela R. Roberts, M.D., Cornelius Dyke, M.D., Eldad A.Those evaluations did not reveal any degradation of the flavor, quality or nutritional value of treated almonds. This plan, which is being applied on a voluntary basis currently, becomes mandatory for the California almond industry in September, 2007. Once the mandatory rule makes impact, all almonds commercially grown in California should be pasteurized before being sold to consumers in america, Canada and Mexico. Sincerely, The Almond Panel of California April 6th letter from the Almond BoardWe appreciate your comments and suggestions about the pasteurization of raw almonds. The almond market strives to provide consumers with something that they can enjoy, that’s safe, and that may benefit health.