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Category Archives: Food Safety

Reaction to CDC, FDA and PHAC Statements Regarding E. coli Outbreak

Jan 10, 2018

United Fresh Members: In collaboration with our association colleagues we’d like to share the following update to last week’s communications regarding the E. coli O157:H7 foodborne illness outbreak that has impacted many members. Our associations have prepared the statement below for media, and advise that you may want to use these talking points in your own business. […]

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Industrywide Statement in Response to Outbreak

Jan 04, 2018

Industrywide Statement in Response to Outbreak All we have are the facts available to us.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not identified what food likely caused this foodborne illness.  No public agency has contacted any Romaine lettuce grower, shipper or processor and requested that they either stop shipping or recall product […]

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United Fresh Food Safety Trainings In Q1 2018

Oct 14, 2017

As you plan ahead for 2018, make sure to invest in your company’s food safety training!   Listeria Workshop in Miami, FL: January 31 – February 1, 2018 Designed specifically for the produce industry, this workshop includes: general sessions on sanitary design, sanitation best practices, and environmental monitoring with breakout sessions, panel discussions, case studies […]

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The Growing Market for Hygienically Designed Fresh Produce Equipment

Oct 01, 2017

From the desk of Dr. Jennifer McEntire, United Fresh Vice President, Food Safety & Technology   You may wonder why the fresh produce industry is so concerned about hygienic design of equipment given that the product often comes out of the ground. But with several outbreaks of foodborne illness and dozens of recalls to point to, […]

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