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EFI looks to give certified suppliers preferred status

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community.
Nov 15, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Labor, #PMA, #United Fresh

United Fresh opens nominations for retail produce manager awards

The United Fresh Produce Association is accepting nominations for the 2019 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.

United Fresh to honor Carkoski with Lifetime Achievement Award

The United Fresh Produce Association has chosen Ron Carkoski to receive its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Packer Insight — Washington Conference and Walmart plus blockchain

Tom and Ashley recap the United Fresh Produce Association's Washington Conference and discuss the news that Walmart will require its leafy greens suppliers to be on its blockchain system next year. 

Heitkamp urges bigger voice on trade 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp said she can’t be the only one “bitching” about mistakes in U.S. trade policy.

North Bay Produce wins United Fresh advocacy award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Traverse City, Mich.-based North Bay Produce was recognized with the 2018 United Fresh Produce Industry Advocate of the Year Award.

Congressmen stress compromise on agricultural issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., set the stage for the March on Capitol Hill fresh produce industry leaders on Sept. 25.

United Fresh floats idea of disease investigation board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Fresh Produce Association believes a national foodborne disease investigation board should be considered.

United Fresh chooses Family Business scholarship recipients

The United Fresh Produce Association has selected four recipients of the 2018 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships for the upcoming Washington Conference.

United Fresh: It’s time to talk about food safety commitment

The United Fresh Produce Association has scheduled a number of food safety education events.