American Peanut Council

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 programmes. The APC maintains close working relationships with government agencies, research institutions and related peanut and agricultural trade associations.

The APC serves its members by supporting the general health & welfare of the peanut industry. Our Mission Statement is to support the long-term growth of the U.S. peanut industry by service as the forum and unified voice for the ALL segments, including:

  • Providing leadership in issues management
  • Promoting the consumption of U.S. peanuts internationally
  • Providing thought leadership, coordination and facilitation in scientific research related to production, handling and processing of peanuts

Europe is a key market for the American peanut industry and the APC has an overseas office located in the United Kingdom to maintain close relations with the trade. This office monitors technical issues and regulatory actions which could impact on the peanut trade. In cooperation with U.S. and international organisations, APC participates in discussions regarding international trade regulations in order to ensure that international standards reflect commercial practicalities. 

International Peanut Forum

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The 2022 International Peanut Forum (IPF) was held Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, on April 27-29.  Over 240 delegates from 33 countries joined together for the first in-person global peanut conference since 2018.  Peanut professionals from the farming, shelling, exporting, brokerage, manufacturing, and allied service segments discussed key topics impacting our industry globally.  Under the theme ‘From Inspiration to Innovation’, attendees enjoyed excellent presentations on the potential for positive nutrition science to increase consumption, new product innovations to shake up the snack category, sustainability drivers, the latest information on global peanut supply from top exporting origins, the ramifications on food production of the Russia/Ukraine conflict and the ongoing challenges and risks brought to the supply chain by shipping disruption.

This year’s IPF opened with a welcome reception where they finally met up again with fellow delegates and exhibitors and tasted the delights of Hungarian hospitality. The Corinthia hotel setting provided ample opportunity for people to meet together between conference sessions and the overall atmosphere at the event was one of joy at being able to meet with contacts old and new and get back to business.

With ESA’s SNACKEX event now having moved to ‘even’ years, the decision has been made to move future IPF’s to ‘odd’ years so that we don’t overlap, meaning that the next IPF will now take place again in 2023!  Mark next April on your calendars and we’ll confirm the European destination and dates as soon as possible.  If you missed this year’s forum, be sure to carve out the time for next year’s event! 

Thanks to our sponsors for making the event possible: TOMRA Food, Agrocrops/Pnut King, Birdsong Peanuts, Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts, Premium Peanut, Andalucia Nuts,Camara Argentina del Mani, JLA, Gilan Trading, Innova, Mintec and Mintel.

The presentations have already been shared with attendees. Video recordings of the sessions will be made available to non-attendees in the coming weeks for a small registration fee.

[Click here to see photos from the event]

Peanuts in the Media

Media smallWe monitor media coverage on a daily basis.  Once a month we pull together a newsletter of items that we think would be of interest to the European trade, including coverage on production, new product launches, peanut nutrition and allergies.

Promotions

Copy of apc english on whiteAPC is able to provide marketing support to companies that sell American peanuts, or products made exclusively with American origin peanuts.