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United Fresh Webinar Series

The United Fresh Webinar Series will present programs designed to help your company manage complex business issues.  Presentations will be led by subject matter experts, with ample opportunity for questions and answers.  Webinars are free for United Fresh members and $100 for non-members.

Upcoming Programs 

The Buzz on Blockchain
April 30, 2018, 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

Feeling left out because everyone’s talking about blockchain and you’re still not clear on what it means to you? Join two experts for a casual conversation focused on answering your questions. Thomas Burke, Food Traceability Scientist with the Global Food Traceability Center and Raja Ramachandran, CEO of ripe.io will each spend a few minutes giving an overview of blockchain before turning it over to you for a lengthy Q&A.

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Past Webinar Recordings

Employee Recruitment & Retention Success Strategies (Recorded 3/28/18)

Today’s produce companies are navigating labor shortages and talent gaps, as well as preparing to develop succession plans for the future management of their businesses.  During this webinar, you’ll learn from Kristin Reid, Vice President, MIXTEC, how to recruit, train, and more importantly retain top performers at all levels of your organization. View a recording of the webinar.

Preparation and Prevention: Cybersecurity for the Produce Industry (Recorded 2/27/18)
Whether your personal email has been hacked, your company Facebook compromised, or your automation system put into hibernation, cyber security is a real and omnipresent threat today. Prepare for the worst case scenario by learning how to identify the vulnerabilities in your operations. This program was presented by Donald Robinson, Chief Technology Officer for Defense, CSRA.  View a recording of the webinar.

FSMA Farm vs. Facility Update (Recorded 1/24/18)
Hear the latest information on the FSMA Farm vs. Facility issue and recent updates from FDA from Dr. Jennifer McEntire. This program is hosted by the Food Safety & Technology Council. View a recording of the webinar.

FSMA Ag Water Webinar (Recorded 10/10/17)
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,  join Dr. Jennifer McEntire, United Fresh VP of Food Safety and Technology for an insiders perspective. Dr. McEntire discussed FDA’s ag water extension timeline, the new and equivalent test methods and what this means for your operations. View a recording of the webinar.