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Statement by United Fresh on USDA’s Decision to End The Food Box Program

Apr 15, 2021

On behalf of the millions of Americans who gained access to healthy fresh produce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply disappointed in USDA’s decision to end the food box program.  This decision is shortsighted, and comments disparaging the program are a slap in the face to the thousands of volunteers, non-profits, regional food distributors […]

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United Fresh & PMA To Create New Global Trade Association

Mar 31, 2021

The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) have reached an Agreement in Principle to create a new global trade association combining their resources and expertise to enhance member services, increase advocacy before government and the public, help members grow their businesses, and drive consumption of […]

Statement on the Senate approval of Tom Vilsack to serve as Secretary of USDA

Feb 23, 2021

Statement by United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel on the Senate approval of Tom Vilsack to serve as Secretary of the U. S. Department of Agriculture “I want to Congratulate Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation to once again lead USDA after a resounding bipartisan vote in the Senate. Secretary Vilsack has long been a […]

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What Is United Fresh Doing to Ensure Americans Have Access to Fresh Produce?

Feb 18, 2021

Communicate the continued safety of the fresh produce supply chain On February 18, Acting USDA Secretary Kevin Shea and Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. released a statement in response to reports of COVID-19 transmission through food and food packaging. The statement underscores the fact that there is no credible evidence of food or food […]

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