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Food Safety Training Opportunities

United Fresh is pleased to offer the following Food Safety Training Programs and Opportunities for the fresh produce industry.

Listeria Workshops

A 1.5 day Lm Intervention & Control Workshop
Designed for the Produce Industry

Upcoming Workshops:

December 14-15, 2017
Regional Partnership with Western Growers  

Hilton Garden Inn Pivot Point
Yuma, AZ
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**The Yuma Workshop is currently sold out and on a waitlist basis. Please email Erin Grether, to add your name to the waitlist or register for the Miami Workshop!

January 31 – February 1, 2018
Regional Partnership with Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Burger King Headquarters
Miami, FL
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Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Joint Listeria Workshops. Please download our sponsorship package information here.

If you have any questions about either workshops or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erin Grether, Manager of Food Safety Policy and Programs.

United Fresh & PMA Joint Listeria Workshop

Recall Ready Workshop

Upcoming Training:

March 27, 2018
Hartnell College, Alisal Campus
Salinas, CA
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More Information on Recall Ready Services

Food Safety Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Food For Thought: FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT
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In this web chat, Dr. Jennifer McEntire, VP Food Safety & Technology at United Fresh Produce Association and Maile Gradison Hermida, Partner with Hogan Lovells, will review the basic requirements of FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, their importance, and provide information to help you comply with it. In addition to providing information on the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, the 45-minute session will focus heavily on Jennifer and Maile answering questions from web chat’s live audience. Registration is complimentary.

Webinar on Updated Foodborne Illness Source Attribution Estimates from FDA/CDC/USDA
Friday, December 15, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am – 10:00 am PT FDA

The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) is hosting a webinar to discuss its latest report on updated foodborne illness source attribution estimates using outbreak data for 2013 for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. During the webinar, experts will share results from the report and discuss IFSAC’s approach to analyzing outbreak data to estimate which foods are responsible for foodborne illnesses related to specific pathogens.

FSMA Farm vs. Facility Update
January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT
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Dr. Jennifer McEntire, VP Food Safety & Technology at United Fresh Produce Association will provide the latest update on the FSMA Farm Vs. Facility Debate.
*This webinar is complimentary for members and non-members may access the webinar for $100.

Past Webinars

FSMA Ag Water Webinar (Recorded 10/10/17)
To receive a play back recording of this webinar, contact Erin Grether, Manager of Food Safety Policy and Programs. Complimentary for members. Non-members may purchase this webinar for $100.
Webinar Description:
Now that FDA has made several announcements related to the Ag water testing provision, including delaying implementation of that part of the rule and identifying several test methods that are “scientifically valid” and “at least equivalent to the method of analysis in § 112.151a, please join Dr. Jennifer McEntire, United Fresh VP of Food Safety and Technology for an insiders perspective. She’ll discuss FDA’s ag water extension timeline, the new and equivalent test methods and what this means for your operation.