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At a Dec. 3 summit, law enforcement will discuss a crime ring that has recently attacked nut handlers in California.

Emergency summit will address nut thefts in California

Handlers, brokers, and shippers urged to attend Registration is required for this meeting

Three California tree nut handlers have been hit by a sophisticated crime ring in the past few weeks after thieves apparently hacked a database and were able to steal nuts.

An emergency summit to address the thefts will take place Dec. 3 at the Wyndham Visalia Hotel near the Visalia airport. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Registration is mandatory. Attendance is free.

Law enforcement from the counties of Tulare and Los Angeles will provide an overview of the current situation. Handlers will hear steps they can take to protect themselves.

Brokers, shippers and handlers are encouraged to attend this important meeting. 

For details and to register, visit or call the Western Agricultural Processors Association office at (559) 455-9272. 

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