Produce Inspection Training Program


Monday, September 20 - Friday, September 24, 2010
USDA Fresh Products Branch National Inspectors’ Training & Development Center
Fredericksburg, VA


Sharpen your produce inspection skills! The United Fresh Research & Education Foundation, in partnership with the USDA-AMS, is offering three produce inspection training courses in 2010.

This unique program is designed to provide real, hands-on instruction from USDA experts to anyone involved in the produce supply chain - grower to retailer. If you receive, handle, buy, ship, or sell produce - this course is for YOU. Sign up today to become more proficient and knowledgeable about quality control standards, inspection grading, USDA produce procedures and requirements, and much more!

This specialized training program is developed into two courses: Fundamentals of Produce Inspection and Commodity Labs. The Fundamentals Course is a two-day classroom-based course that covers essential knowledge, terminology, and practical information that anyone who handles produce must know. The 3-day Commodity Labs Course applies the principals learned in the Fundamentals Course to real product inspections. USDA experts show hands-on examination of a range of different commodities. Register for BOTH courses at the same time and save $195!

*Please note the Fundamentals Course is a prerequisite to attending the Commodity Labs.


Group Discounts!
Companies who register three or more attendees for both the Fundamentals & Commodity Labs Courses will receive a $100 a discount off each registration fee. Registrations must be received at the same time, for the same course.

Related Files:
2010 Inspection Flyer & Registration Form

Registration Includes:
Registration includes all classroom sessions and handouts.

Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for produce buyers, warehouse managers, field inspectors, produce inspectors, quality control managers, quality assurance managers, packing supervisors, produce receivers, operations managers, dock supervisors, inventory control managers and more.

Meeting Attire:
Casual

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 09/19/2010
Name Price Available To
United Fresh Members - Fundamentals of Inspection $895.00   Regular
Regular (International)
Customer
Customer (International)
Associate
Associate (International)
Allied Association
Allied Association (International)
Government
University
Non Member - Fundamentals of Inspection $1,095.00   Guest
NonMember
United Fresh Member - Commodity Labs (Fundamentals course is a prerequisite) $1,225.00   Regular
Regular (International)
Customer
Customer (International)
Associate
Associate (International)
Allied Association
Allied Association (International)
Government
University
Non Member - Commodity Labs (Fundamentals course is a prerequisite) $1,425.00   Guest
NonMember
United Fresh Member - Both Courses $1,925.00   Regular
Regular (International)
Customer
Customer (International)
Associate
Associate (International)
Allied Association
Allied Association (International)
Government
University
Non Member - Both Courses $2,325.00   Guest
NonMember
United Fresh Member - Group Discount (3+ Both Courses) $1,825.00   Regular
Regular (International)
Customer
Customer (International)
Associate
Associate (International)
Allied Association
Allied Association (International)
Government
University

 



Cancellation and Other Policies:
Each class requires a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 32 attendees. In the event that the minimum number of registrants is not scheduled within THREE weeks of the course start date, the class may be canceled. Rescheduling of the course may be attempted or attendees will be registered for the next available course.

Individual registration cancellations must be made no later than FOUR weeks prior to the start date of the selected seminar to be issued a refund, less a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than four weeks will not be issued a refund. Course date changes or transfers will only be accepted up to four weeks prior to the start of the scheduled seminar and only if space is available.

General Hotel Information:
During your stay in Fredericksburg, United Fresh recommends the following local hotels.

Comfort Suites
541 Warrenton Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Tel: 540-322-4700

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg
1060 Hospitality Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Tel: 540.548.8822

Holiday Inn Select
2801 Plank Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Tel: 540-786-8321

Wingate Inn
20 Sanford Drive
Fredericksburg, VA
Tel: 540-368-8000


Travel Information:
The training center is located in Fredericksburg, VA (approximately 1 hour driving distance from Washington, DC and 1 hour driving distance from Richmond, VA). The three major airports are:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – 52 miles
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 61 miles
Richmond International Airport (RIC) - 65 miles

Please note, attendees will need to provide own transportation to and from the airport, as well as the training center each day.


For more information please contact:
Julie Jacocks

United Fresh Produce Association
1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202 303 3400
Fax: 202 303 3433
united@unitedfresh.org