White Papers and Technical Resources
Facts on Chlorpyrifos Use and Safety
This background paper is intended to provide information that may be helpful in responding to questions about the issue of Chlorpyrifos and the product’s use and safety.
United Fresh is pleased to collaborate with PMA to tackle the issues associated with Listeria monocytogenes. PMA has collated a list of resources related to this pathogen, which can be found here.
Microbiological Testing of Fresh Produce
United Fresh is pleased to share the draft Tomato Guidelines Document is now open for comment until May 4, 2018.
Please use the following documents to facilitate the review process and gathering of feedback.
*Please bear in mind that this is NOT the updated Tomato Metrics. Once the Guidelines are finalized, a subgroup will tease out the tomato-specific criteria that operations should be audited against (using the Harmonized or any other audit standard as the backbone for the general food safety requirements). If you would like to be part of that small group, please contact Dr. Jennifer McEntire.
For reference, the 2008 Tomato Guidelines can be accessed here. The documents below comprise the 2011 Tomato Metrics, which are still in effect until updated to align with the new guidelines, once finalized.
Open Field Harvest and Packing Protocols
Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, Open Field Harvest and Packing
Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, Packinghouse
Repacking & Distribution Protocols
Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain, Repacking and Distribution