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Category Archives: Food Safety

Produce Industry Groups Respond to Protect Consumers in Romaine Outbreak

Nov 20, 2018

In light of today’s announcement by government health agencies in the U.S. and Canada of an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine, a group of produce industry associations (listed below) is relying on producers and retail/restaurant customers to support the government health agency advisories and is urging an industry-wide voluntary withdrawal of all romaine currently […]

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Updated Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain Now Available

Sep 04, 2018

United Fresh Commends USDA AMS for their support of the Harmonized Standard

Aug 13, 2018

Today, both USDA AMS and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) issued press releases announcing that the USDA HGAP+ audit, based on the Harmonized Standard, attained technical equivalency with version 7.1 of the GFSI guidance document. As Secretariat to the Harmonized Standard, United Fresh Produce Association, commends USDA for taking this important step to respond […]

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United Fresh Increases Food Safety Staff

Jun 15, 2018