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EFI recognizes 2023 National Safety Month

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Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is bringing attention to National Safety Month and encouraging fresh produce grower-shippers to ­­­­­prioritize worker engagement to drive workplace safety and improve the bottom line.

Measure to Improve and Equitable Food Initiative partner for successful pilot program and case study

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Measure to Improve (MTI) and Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) partnered for the first time on a pilot program, bringing an innovative approach to building organizational capacity, improving waste management practices, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to three California agricultural facilities.

Stemilt showcases EFI team projects for Farmworker’s Awareness week

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Stemilt is celebrating Farmworker’s Awareness Week by sharing the key role farmworker’s play in its success and reflecting on the continuous improvement projects led by EFI leadership teams that improve safety and work experience for Stemilters in the field and packing operations.

Homegrown Organic Farms expands EFI-certified acreage and commodities, introduces Responsibly Grown, Farmworker Assured Citrus

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The new acreage joins the company’s fully EFI-certified stonefruit and blueberry programs, the first of which earned certification in 2020.

EFI names new board member

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The board of directors of Equitable Foods Initiative, the multi-stakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farm workers, retailers and consumer groups, has named Pete Donlon as a new board member.

EFI earns GFSI recognition

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Equitable Food Initiative, the multi-stakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, has announced that its food safety certification has been recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative.

EFI consumer behavior survey shows high interest in sustainability

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Equitable Food Initiative, the multistakeholder workforce development and certification organization that partners with farmworkers, growers, retailers and consumer groups, conducted the “Consumer Attitudes Toward Fresh Produce and “Socially Responsible Purchasing” study and created an actionable guide for attracting socially conscious consumers.

Farmworker Awareness Week continues to grow with EFI tools

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Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers, and consumer groups, wrapped up its second successful year of promoting Farmworker Awareness Week after generating more than 1.5 million social impressions and catching the attention of politicians, government agencies and businesses.

EFI hires industry veteran to manage new business development

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quitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is proud to welcome produce industry veteran Michael Lacey to the position of business development manager.

CMI Orchards achieves EFI certification on apples, cherries and pears

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Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently announced that CMI Orchards had achieved its first EFI certification.