United Fresh has opened the public comment period to the just-posted redline version of the Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard, detailing the proposed revisions that were reviewed by the Technical Working Group at their September meeting.
United Fresh is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. This program recognizes 25 outstanding retail produce managers for their innovative merchandising, produce-related community outreach, increased store sales and recognition among company peers.
United Fresh Produce Association worked to ensure passage of legislation, which updated school nutrition standards for the more than 30 million children who participate in school meal programs each day. The updated standards require schools to significantly increase the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables that are available to students at breakfast and lunch.
With this week’s release of the Task Force Report, we share with the industry and all concerned powerful recommendations that we believe can help protect public health and reduce the impact of outbreaks on our industry if and when they do occur.
In the new Produce Industry Engagement Beyond Capitol Hill outing on September 18, United Fresh Washington Conference attendees will be immersed in policy issues with key regulatory offices throughout Washington, D.C.
In the latest FreshFacts on Retail report from the United Fresh Produce Association, five of the Top 10 Fruits saw declines in volume in the second quarter, while romaine saw a bounce back in consumer confidence following consumer advisories late last year.