7 CFR 983.14 - Handle.
Handle means to engage in:
(a) Receiving pistachios;
(b) Hulling and drying pistachios;
(c) Further preparing pistachios by sorting, sizing, shelling, roasting, cleaning, salting, and/or packaging for marketing in or transporting to any and all markets in the current of interstate or foreign commerce; and/or
(d) Placing pistachios into the current of commerce from within the production area to points outside thereof: Provided, however, that transportation within the production area between handlers and from the orchard to the processing facility is not handling.