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Farm Bill Contains Major Advances for Fresh Produce Industry

Jan 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C – The United Fresh Produce Association applauds the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly known as the Farm Bill) finalized by the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee yesterday. The Farm Bill conference report includes an overall increase in investment of 55 percent over 2008 Farm Bill funding levels in critical produce industry […]

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United Fresh Submits Comments to FDA on FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Rule

Jan 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Fresh Produce Association submitted comments to the FDA today on a proposed rule under the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (Foreign Supplier Verification Rule). United’s comments reflect review by diverse expert working groups who spent 10 months […]

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New Food Safety Guide Helps Fresh Produce Operations Safeguard against Listeria

Jan 06, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Fresh Food Safety & Technology Council has developed a document, Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria for the Fresh Produce Industry, that helps guide the fresh produce industry in developing practical and scientifically sound “search and destroy” programs for Listeria. The guide is free and available online for […]

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United Fresh Unveils New “Fresh Insights for Foodservice” Quarterly Report

Jan 02, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Fresh Produce Association has launched “Fresh Insights for Foodservice,” a new quarterly report showcasing the latest trends in fresh produce use in foodservice and restaurants. The concept for this new report was initiated by United’s Retail-Foodservice Board as a resource for United members to gain a comprehensive look at how chefs […]

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