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Learn & Engage LIVE! 365

Join the global produce industry to learn and engage LIVE! 365 through webinars, conference programming, networking opportunities and more! Register for individual opportunities below. 

UPCOMING

Meet Up With Food Safety Professionals Focused on Traceability

October 29, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Join fellow food safety professionals for an informal discussion and networking opportunity focused on traceability and how we can better connect the produce supply chain. This meet up is sponsored by Procurant.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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Meet Up With Friends Working To Keep Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in School Meals During COVID-19

October 30, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

United Fresh invites school nutrition professionals and produce suppliers to participate in a conversation about how we can collaborate to ensure students continue to have fresh fruit and vegetable choices in school meals during COVID-19.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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Meet Up With Produce Marketing Professionals

November 4, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Join with your peers to talk about marketing trends and new ways of connecting with consumers and business partners.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

Sponsored by: National Watermelon Promotion Board

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Improving Traceability in Produce (Part 2)

November 5, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

In Part 2 of our traceability webinar, learn about FDA’s new proposed rule for traceability of fresh fruits and vegetables. Once finalized, this new regulation will impose new demands on all sectors of the industry. Learn today what you need to do to be prepared.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

Sponsored by: iFood Decision Sciences

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United Fresh Membership Webinar – Food Safety

November 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Food safety is a critical function for any company across the fresh produce supply chain. United Fresh has developed a wide variety of resources and opportunities to specifically meet your food safety business needs. Join this informational webinar to learn about food safety resources United Fresh membership can provide.

This session is FREE to all.

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Analyzing the 2020 Election Results

November 10, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

The results are in! With the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections decided, join us for an overview of what’s ahead in 2021, and better understand what the results mean for our industry.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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Meet Up With Young Produce Professionals

November 11, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

New to the produce industry or early in your career? Join this informal discussion to meet with peers who share common career challenges. This is your opportunity to share what you’re learning through these difficult times and hear how others are adapting.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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Advanced Sales Training

November 16-20, 2020

United Fresh’s Advanced Produce Sales Training program is designed for seasoned sales professionals to expand your business development skills.  

Cost: $1295 Member/$1495 Non-Member

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Meet Up With Food Safety Professionals

November 24, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Join with your peers in the produce food safety community for an informal discussion and networking opportunity.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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Preventive Controls for Qualified Individuals Training

November 30 – December 5, 2020 

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.” This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Cost: $795 Member/$995 Non-Member

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Produce Industry Leadership Program Alumni Meet Up

December 15, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Join with alumni of the United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program for a lively discussion on leadership in the current climate and finding strength in an unpredictable business environment.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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Meet Up With the United Fresh International Community

December 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST

The United Fresh international community thrives on connection and collaboration. Join fellow produce leaders from around the globe for an informal discussion focused on global trade, business development and networking.

Cost: $0 Member/$100 Non-Member

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PAST EVENTS

Understanding Root Cause Analysis
October 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST
 
Root cause analysis is the process of determining the underlying causes of a failure or near miss. This webinar will discuss how root cause analysis can be applied to better understand the true causes of a foodborne illness outbreak.
 
Sponsored by: Ecolab

New Crate Technology Brought to You by Ecolab and IFCO

October 8, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) are designed to keep fruits and vegetables, meat, bread and eggs fresh, while reducing damage in transit. As produce moves through the fresh supply chain there is a potential of cross contamination if proper preventative controls are in not in place. IFCO, the world’s leading provider of RPCs, and Ecolab partnered in developing a validated cleaning and sanitizing regimen. As an example of the process documented efficacy against a nonenveloped virus of Tobamovirus genus, specifically the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRVF) will be shared. Learn about the validated RPC cleaning and sanitizing program and how the use of technology ensures validated limits are maintained.


Produce GAPs Harmonized Standard Auditor Training

October 19-22, 2020

Members of the Harmonized Standard Calibration Committee will review the Harmonized Standard, as well as additional items related to the specific audit process and GFSI requirements.


The United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board Presents: Fresh Facts Q2 2020 Trends Discussion Webinar

October 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Join the United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board and Nielsen Fresh for a closer look at key trends for the Top 10 Fruit and Vegetable Commodities for Q2 2020. Moderated by Jeff Cady, Director of Produce and Floral at Tops Friendly Markets, the webinar will feature analysis from Mike Galaburda, Client Director, Nielsen, along with time for audience Q & A and interactive audience discussion with Emily Murracas and Ajit Saxena from Mucci Farms. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Q2 2020 report.

Sponsored by: Mucci Farms

2020 Election Forecast With Political Expert Charlie Cook

October 22, 2020 | 3:30 PM EST

With the election just weeks away, United Fresh has teamed up with other food trade associations to bring you an exclusive opportunity to hear from Political Expert Charlie Cook. Charlie’s insights into the upcoming election are a must-attend event. Register by clicking this link.


Navigating Emerging Issues in the Fresh Produce Industry – A Cornell Certificate Program

October 26-30, 2020

United Fresh has teamed up with Cornell University to offer this new certificate course examining emerging issues impacting the fresh produce industry.  This five-part series powered by Cornell University External Education/eCornell faculty members will help you understand how to put the puzzle pieces together for your business in this new world.

Cost: $600 Member/ $800 Non-Member

Sponsored by: L&M Companies

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Improving Traceability in Produce (Part 1)

October 27, 2020 | 2:00 PM EST

Improving traceability is a critical need for the fresh produce industry. All members of the supply chain must work together to create a fast, seamless traceability chain to minimize health impacts, recalls and losses when something does go wrong. In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, we’ll talk about the goals and objectives of enhanced traceability.

Sponsored by: iFood Decision Sciences


Women in Produce Meet Up

October 27, 2020 | 4:00 PM EST

Women in produce continue to contribute new and diverse perspectives, leadership styles and innovative solutions. Men and women alike are invited to take part in this informal discussion focused on women in the produce industry. Share perspectives and opportunities to continue to elevate women across the supply chain.

Sponsored by: John Greene Logistics Company


For more information on these programs, contact Amanda Griffin, Vice President, Education & Program Management, at 202.303.3412.