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"FDA Food Facility Registration: What You Need to Know" Webinar Recording

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2012

Description:
Industry members can now view the November 19th United Fresh Webinar: "FDA Food Facility Registration: What You Need to Know" to answer key questions about the FDA’s Food Facility Registration Process.

Beginning in 2012 under the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA requires food facilities to renew their registration every two years. Registration renewals with FDA must be done before December 31, 2012.

This one hour webinar recording outlines important information about who needs to register, how to register or renew your registration, and upcoming deadlines not to miss and answers questions such as:

• Who is required to register or renew their company?
• What changes have been made to the registration process?
• Which companies are exempt from registration?
• How do companies renew their register and what information is required?
• When do registration updates need to be submitted?

Speakers:
Amy Barringer, Director, Division of Field Programs and Guidance, FDA Office of Compliance
David Gombas, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association

NOTE: Users may need to download RealPlayer to view the recording.
Product ID:    
2058
Product Type:   
Other
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $25.00
Non-Member - $50.00

"Image of Fresh-Cut" Toolkit

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2012

Description:
The "Image of Fresh-Cut Toolkit" is a project spearheaded by the United Fresh-Cut Processor Board. The goal of the toolkit is to help processors tell the positive story about the attributes of fresh-cut produce. This toolkit provides case studies, messaging and imagery, and facts designed to help processors, retailers and foodservice members understand the attributes of fresh-cut produce. Processors are free to edit, adapt and customize these materials in order to best integrate them within their corporate marketing strategy.
Product ID:    
2055
Product Type:   
Kit
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $195.00

2013 United Fresh Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with research experts, Industry Insights, to develop this second edition of the Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Research Report.

This robust report showcases data from produce companies on a range of more than 30 professional industry positions including Sales & Marketing, Production & Operations, Quality Control & Assurance, Administration, Finance & Accounting, and Executives.

The 2013 report includes a number of enhancements including the addition of three job positions, including Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Manager, and Manager of Food Safety/Quality Assurance, as well as the addition of position descriptions and an expanded section on employee health, insurance and benefits practices.

This report allows industry members to benchmark their companies against others to ensure their competitiveness, and answer critical questions such as:

"Am I over-paying or under-paying my employees?"

"What are the industry norms?"

"What kind of compensation and benefits package do I need to put together to attract and keep good people?"

The final report will help companies:

- Compare their compensation levels and benefits offerings with up-to-date industry standards. Not only can companies compare themselves against the industry as a whole, but also against members with a similar size, scope and location.

- Increase profitability by getting a handle on payroll costs. Research has proven that controlling payroll costs is essential to improving profitability as well as gaining a competitive advantage.

- Improve employee recruiting and retention. Benchmarks are a critical part of a competitive compensation package to ensure companies are recruiting and retaining the best employees.

Research for this report is based on a strictly confidential survey conducted of U.S. produce industry members by Industry Insights, Inc., an objective outside firm that specializes in such studies for many industries. Survey processing is conducted on an absolutely anonymous basis.
Product ID:    
comp2013
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Preview:
Preview
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $495.00
Non-Member - $695.00

Best Practices for Garment Use in Fresh-cut Produce Plants

Year Published:
2010

Description:
This document is the result of extensive literature searches and best practices research carried out by the UFPA Garment Best Practices Technical Committee.
Product ID:    
1122
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomatoes Supply Chain

Year Published:
2008

Description:
More than 40 scientists and experts from academia, government and the fresh tomato industry have contributed to the Second Edition of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomatoes Supply Chain. Published by United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) and the North American Tomato Trade Work Group (NATTWG), this document provides the latest food safety guidelines for the fresh tomato industry, and it includes components for companies along the entire supply chain, including retailers and foodservice distributors. Disponible en Español. Mire para el título Lineamientos de Inocuidad de los Alimentos Específicos para Tomate Fresco en la Cadena de Suministro.
Product ID:    
2026
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member & Non-Member - $0.00

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens Supply Chain

Description:
In a joint effort to help the fresh produce industry ensure the highest levels of food safety, the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association, International Fresh-cut Produce Association, Western Growers and Produce Marketing Association released this document to provide food safety guidance for the entire lettuce and leafy greens supply chain, including production and harvest, postharvest, fresh-cut and value added, distribution, and end-user handling operations.
Product ID:    
1244
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member & Non-Member - $0.00

Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain

Year Published:
2005

Description:
As part of a joint effort to help the fresh produce industry ensure the highest levels of food safety, the United Fresh Produce Association and the Produce Marketing Association have produced the document entitled “Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Melon Supply Chain.” Developed by a group of leading produce food safety experts and representatives of operations within the industry, the document provides food safety guidance for the entire melon supply chain.
Product ID:    
1200
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member & Non-Member - $0.00

Compliance Guide for Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling - Third Edition

Author:
United Fresh

Year Published:
2008

Description:
United Fresh has published a new guide for the produce industry on how to comply with the coming country of origin labeling law, due to go into effect September 30, 2008. The White Paper includes an analysis of the legal requirements likely to go into effect, with advice for every segment of the produce supply chain from grower-shippers to retailers.

The new White Paper "What You Need To Know Now About Complying With Country of Origin Labeling Rules" is available free of charge to all United Fresh members, and at a minimal cost of $25 to non-members.
Product ID:    
2025
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $25.00

Crisis Communications Manual & Guide for Handling the News Media

Year Published:
2005

Description:
Designed to help fresh-cut processors and suppliers effectively prepare for and handle a crisis situation, this 30 page manual provides a step-by-step guide to organizing a crisis team; tips for assessing the seriousness of a crisis and “next steps” once a crisis is declared; ways to identify key target audiences during a crisis; and tips for effectively working with the news media during a crisis.
Product ID:    
1218
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $75.00

Fall 2014: Fresh Insights for Foodservice

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Description:
Fall 2014 Fresh Insights for Foodservice “Fresh Insights for Foodservice” is a quarterly report from United Fresh. This valuable resource, developed in partnership with Datassential, identifies the latest trends in how fresh produce is being used in foodservice and restaurants, highlighting on-trend ingredients and growing flavors in fruits and vegetables. The Fall 2014 issue reports how kabocha is building on consumer interest in winter squash, how chefs and foodservice operators are leveraging the versatility of beets across a wide variety of menu options and how the traditional sweet potato is delighting diners in both sweet and savory applications.
Product ID:    
uf2014-05
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $50.00

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act White Paper

Author:
United Fresh

Year Published:
2011

Description:
On December 21, 2010 Congress passed S.510 (renamed as H.R. 2751) the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. The President signed the bill into law on January 4, 2011 [P.L. 111-353]. This legislation represents the first comprehensive reform of U.S. food safety laws since the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was enacted in 1938.

Implementing this law will require over a dozen separate rulemakings and at least 10 guidance documents. The implementation of the legislation will take more than three years.

This White Paper provides a brief summary of the legislation and how the law will likely impact the produce supply chain, including grower-shippers, processors and wholesalers, importers, retail and foodservice operations.
Product ID:    
1010
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Food Regulatory Inspection Manual

Year Published:
2005

Description:
Developed by the former IFPA and PMA, this manual will provide expert advice and important information to help you prepare for an FDA inspection and avoid costly FDA violations. If an FDA inspector calls, are you prepared to respond? This important manual focuses on fresh produce and offers valuable tips and strategies for handling FDA inspections that could occur through food processing, shipping and warehouse operations. You will learn what to expect during an inspection, what your rights and responsibilities are, and most importantly, how to protect your business and your bottom line.
Product ID:    
1211
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $80.00
Non-Member - $160.00

Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh-cut Produce Industry

Year Published:
2001

Description:
Packinghouse & shipping operations, sanitary plant & equipment design, materials/systems for cleaning & sanitizing, a HACCP food safety model, a microbiological quality control program, regulations affecting the fresh-cut industry and new chapters on packaging and food safety interactions and wash water sanitation. Spanish Language version available.
Product ID:    
1202
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $100.00
Non-Member - $200.00

Food Security Guidelines and Questionnaire for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Year Published:
2001

Description:
United Fresh’s Food Security Guidelines and Questionnaire for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables were prepared following the September 11, 2001 tragedy, and provide a realistic assessment of relevant preventive measures suitable for produce operations. This produce-specific document will aid produce operators in identifying preventive measures to minimize the risk of tampering, criminal, or terrorist activity in all segments of the supply chain from growing and packing through distribution of produce.
Product ID:    
1204
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Print/Tangible (requires shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $35.00
Non-Member - $70.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q1 - 2012)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2012

Description:
In the first quarter of 2012 (January 1 - March 31), prices fluctuated across the produce department. Average retail prices for top fruit categories increased or remained steady, while the majority of vegetable items decreased average retail price compared to Q1 2011.

Although unstable retail prices extended to organic and value-added fruit and vegetable products, consumers demonstrated their willingness to pay premiums for these items during this quarter. This was especially true across organics and value-added vegetables, which had significant volume sales increases across the board.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The report also features a more in‐depth section ‐ Quarterly Spotlight ‐ focusing on the shifting promotional landscape in value-added produce.
Product ID:    
2056
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q1 - 2013)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
Produce dollar and volume sales were positive during the first quarter of 2013. All but two of the top ten fruit and vegetable categories increased dollar sales, and the majority of categories also increased volume. Spikes in dollar sales occurred as a result of increased average retail prices.

Positive dollar and volume growth extended to organic fruits and vegetables as well as value-added vegetables. Value-added fruit also posted overall growth in dollar and volume sales, due to significant growth in its largest sub-category, fresh-cut-fruit.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The Q1 2013 report also includes a snapshot of produce in the deli, and a Quarterly Spotlight focused on key consumer-driven trends within produce.
Product ID:    
2061
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q1 - 2014)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2014

Description:
During the first quarter of 2014 (January 4, 2014 - March 29, 2014), fruit and vegetable volume remained steady compared to the previous year. However, slight increases in average retail prices resulted in modest dollar growth. In roughly half of the top fruit and vegetable categories, average retail price increases resulted in increased dollar growth compared to the first quarter of 2013.

Consumer demand for organic produce remained high during Q1 2014. Organic vegetables, which accounted for 9.9% of total vegetables sales, and organic fruits, which accounted for 5% of total fruit sales, both posted significant dollar and volume growth versus Q1 2013.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop the quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. This report also contains a report on produce in the deli. The Q1 2014 Quarterly Spotlight focuses on global produce categories.
Product ID:    
2068
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q2 - 2012)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2012

Description:
In the second quarter of 2012, produce dollar and volume sales increases were generally larger than those of Q1 2012. Average retail prices continued to fluctuate, with an overall increase in price for fruits and a decrease for vegetables.

The consumer demand for convenience and organic produce lost no momentum in Q2 2012. Value-added fruits and vegetables continued their upward growth, with double-digit increases in dollar sales and significant volume growth in multiple categories. Organic produce also sustained its upward dollar and volume growth in Q2 2012.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The report also features a more in ‐depth section ‐ Quarterly Spotlight ‐ focusing on segmentation of value-added fruit and vegetable consumers.
Product ID:    
2057
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q2 - 2013)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
Fresh produce dollar sales grew during the second quarter of 2013, but in many cases the increases were a result of rising retail prices, particularly within fruits. Steeper pricing resulted in stagnant or decreased volume for several categories compared to Q2 2012, as price continues to be a primary factor shoppers consider when buying fresh produce.

The trend of sharp increases in average retail pricing and decreased volume extended to value-added fruit, while value-added vegetables posted growth in both dollars and volume. The demand for organics remained high, with organic fruits and vegetables achieving double-digit growth.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The Q2 2013 Quarterly Spotlight focuses on branding within the produce department, and how the dynamics are shifting away from unbranded products toward branded and private label strategies.
Product ID:    
2062
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q2 - 2014)

Year Published:
2014

Description:
During the second quarter of 2014, increased retail prices drove produce dollar gains. The majority of fruit and vegetable categories increased average retail prices compared to Q2 2013, slowing volume growth and in many cases resulting in volume decreases. Value-added fruits and vegetables seem to be the exception; dollars and volume increased for most sub-categories despite increases in average retail price.

Demand for organic produce remained high during Q2 2014 (March 30, 2014 - June 28, 2014), with dollars and volume increasing more than 10% for organic fruits and vegetables compared to Q2 2013.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The Q2 2014 Quarterly Spotlight focuses on beverages and juices found in the produce department.
Product ID:    
uf2014-03
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q3 - 2012)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2012

Description:
During the third quarter of 2012 (July 7, 2012 - September 29, 2012), supermarket produce maintained sales from the previous year, with multiple bright spots within the fruit and vegetable categories.

Fruits and other produce drove produce department sales upward, while vegetables sales declined slightly compared to the previous year. Significant decreases in average retail price boosted volume sales, especially for categories within fruit.

Organic and value-added fruits and vegetables had strong sales performance during Q3 2012 demonstrating a continued consumer preference for quality and convenience.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The report also looks at the role produce plays in the deli and includes a Q3 2012 Quarterly Spotlight, which examines emerging trends in new product innovation within produce.
Product ID:    
2059
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q3 - 2013)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
During the third quarter of 2013, fluctuating retail prices drove produce dollar gains. Although the majority of fruit and vegetable categories increased average retail prices compared to Q3 2012, many categories increased or maintained volume sales. Shoppers also responded positively where pricing declined, driving volume increases
for categories including value-added vegetables.

Demand for organic produce remained high during Q3 2013 (July 6, 2013 - September 28, 2013). Dollars and volume increased more than 10% for organic fruits and vegetables overall despite an average retail price increase in organic vegetables.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. This report also contains a report on produce in the deli. The Q3 2013 Quarterly Spotlight focuses on the top produce categories purchased during the winter holidays.
Product ID:    
2063
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q3 - 2014)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Description:
During the third quarter of 2014, fruit and vegetable volume remained steady compared to the previous year, while dollar sales increased slightly due to a small increase in average retail price. Consumer demand for organic produce continued, with organic vegetables and fruits posting dollar and volume growth.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop the quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, a deeper look at three larger produce categories, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. This edition also contains a report on produce in the deli, and the Quarterly Spotlight focuses on convenience items in the value-added category.
Product ID:    
uf2014-06
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail (Q4 - 2012)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
Fresh produce at retail gained sales during Q4 2012 (September 30 - December 29, 2012) compared to Q4 2011, driven primarily by strong performance in fruit. Sales of vegetables decreased slightly compared to the previous year, while fruit and other produce boosted department sales upward. Increases in average retail price did not negatively affect volume sales for fruits and other produce, and they helped boost dollar sales.

Consumers continued to see the value in higher-priced produce options. Value-added fruits and vegetables demonstrated strong sales performance during Q4 2012, most significantly for value-added fruit, while organic fruits and vegetables experienced double-digit growth.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The report also includes a Quarterly Spotlight, which takes a deeper look at organic fruit and vegetable performance at the category level.
Product ID:    
2060
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Facts on Retail: 2013 Year in Review

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2014

Description:
During 2013, the produce department averaged more than $47,000 per week per store, up 4.8% compared to the previous year. Increased retail prices in the produce department drove dollar gains; however, price increases contributed to slower volume growth and declines in some produce categories.

Demand for organic produce continued to grow in 2013 compared to 2012. Dollars and volume increased roughly 20% for both organic fruits and vegetables overall despite a slight increase in average retail price of both organic fruits and vegetables.

The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce and the Nielsen Perishables Group to develop this quarterly FreshFacts® on Retail report to track retail produce sales and performance. Each issue reports on overall produce sales trends, top-line data on the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities, details on growth in value‐added produce, and performance tracking for organics. The Q4 2013 Quarterly Spotlight focuses on top-selling organic fruit and vegetable categories within the produce department.
Product ID:    
2065
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh Insights for Foodservice

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
“Fresh Insights for Foodservice” is the newest quarterly report from United Fresh, powered by Datassential. This valuable resource will help United Fresh members identify the latest trends in how fresh produce is being used in foodservice and restaurants, highlighting on-trend ingredients and growing flavors in fruits and vegetables.
Product ID:    
2064
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $50.00

Fresh-cut Produce Fuels an America on the Go

Year Published:
2004

Description:
Unquenchable consumer demand for do-it-for-me convenience has reshaped the way America lives and eats. This white paper investigates how this demand will impact the future growth of the fresh-cut industry.
Product ID:    
1208
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Member - $0.00
Non-Member - $150.00

Guia de Seguridad Alimentaria para la Industria de Productos Vegetales Frescos Cortados (Spanish version of the 4th edition of Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh-cut Produce Industry)

Year Published:
2003

Description:
Packinghouse & shipping operations, sanitary plant & equipment design, materials/systems for cleaning & sanitizing, a HACCP food safety model, a microbiological quality control program, regulations affecting the fresh-cut industry and new chapters on packaging and food safety interactions and wash water sanitation. (Spanish Version)
Product ID:    
1250
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Print/Tangible (requires shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Regular (International), University - $100.00
Guest, NonMember - $200.00

Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria for the Fresh Produce Industry

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2013

Description:
The United Fresh Food Safety & Technology Council developed this guidance document for the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry.

Fresh-cut operations have long had environmental monitoring procedures for L. monocytogenes, although perhaps without targeting the pathogen with as much of a priority as it may deserve. It is now recognized that superficial monitoring for the organism is insufficient for operations that are vulnerable to Listeria harborage, and a proactive “deep dive” approach is warranted; i.e., assuming that the organism can establish itself in the facility, recognizing that monitoring procedures will need to be structured for each operation and will need to evolve, and having procedures to continuously “seek and destroy”.

We also have to recognize that, for many facilities, these changes will have to be progressive, not all at once, so it is important to know the sequence of what must be changed now, and what can be changed as resources become available.

Numerous guidance documents and publications have been developed in the past 30 years, describing effective monitoring and control procedures for L. monocytogenes in RTE operations. Many of the recommendations in those documents are also applicable to fresh, raw agricultural commodity (RAC) packing, cooling and shipping operations. However, fresh and fresh-cut produce handling offers some unique opportunities and challenges, which will be described in depth in this guidance.

This guidance is intended to be applicable to all fresh and fresh-cut produce operations, including field and field packing, packinghouse and other produce handling operations including re-pack, value-added and transport/distribution to retail/ foodservice, recognizing that vulnerability to L. monocytogenes contamination and entrenchment in equipment or a facility will depend on the type(s) and production region of the commodities handled and the nature of the handling. All produce handling operations are encouraged to use this guidance 1) to determine their level of vulnerability to Listeria harborage that may lead to produce contamination and 2) if vulnerable, to develop and implement an effective Listeria monitoring and control program.
Product ID:    
42425
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $0.00

Lineamientos de Inocuidad de los Alimentos Especificos para Tomate Fresco en la Cadena de Suministro (Spanish version of the 2nd Edition Food Safety Guidelines for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain)

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2008

Description:
Estos Lineamientos proporcionan prácticas recomendadas para la inocuidad de los alimentos cuyo objetivo es minimizar los riesgos microbiológicos para el tomate fresco entero y cortado. El objetivo de la elaboración de este documento es brindar la información que se halla actualmente disponible sobre inocuidad y manejo de los alimentos conforme a las normas, estándares y lineamientos vigentes.
Product ID:    
2026s
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, NonMember, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00

Model Food Allergen Management Plan for the Fresh-cut Produce Industry

Year Published:
2004

Description:
The “Model Food Allergen Management Plan for the Fresh-cut Produce Industry” was created to help processors ensure that specific allergens are not incorporated as undeclared components in any fresh-cut produce item.
Product ID:    
1205
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Print/Tangible (requires shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Regular, Regular (International), University - $35.00
Guest, NonMember - $75.00

PACA Guide

Year Published:
2002

Description:
United Fresh’s User’s Guide to the PACA written by noted PACA Attorney Steve McCarron provides a complete overview and clear explanation of how to operate legally under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. The newest edition of this essential reference source includes discussion of recent expansions of the PACA trust to include restaurants and cruise lines; the fallout of the Hunts Point inspection scandal; the New Dispute Resolution Corporation; the latest PACA rulings on commercial bribery; recent court decisions, and much more.
Product ID:    
1220
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Print/Tangible (requires shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Regular, Regular (International), University - $175.00
Guest, NonMember - $350.00

Packaging Design for Fresh-Cut Produce

Year Published:
2002

Description:
The fresh-cut produce industry has specific needs for packaging and as many new players and items come into the market there is a real need for reliable packaging information. With that concern in mind, this publication will help fresh-cut processors make informed decisions about their packaging needs and give them tools to speak with packaging professionals about those needs.
Product ID:    
1210
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Regular, Regular (International), University - $75.00
Guest, NonMember - $125.00

Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference - Video On Demand

Year Published:
2014

Description:
Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference - Video on Demand!

United’s Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference held in Chicago brought together the produce industry’s top marketers with leading-edge experts in product branding, advertising, retail merchandising, social marketing, consumer insights, package design, and inbound marketing.

Now available on video, these seven insightful presentations can enlighten and inspire you and your team to boost the performance of your marketing and merchandising programs. It’s incomparable and actionable marketing expertise focused exclusively for the fresh produce industry – and at an incredible value!

See all seven powerful presentations from globally renowned marketing experts!

Visit www.UnitedFresh.org/marketing for a detailed list of topics and speakers.
Product ID:    
uf2014-02
Product Type:   
Video
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Members - $295.00
Non-Members - $495.00

Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference - Video On Demand (Paid Attendees Only)

Year Published:
2014

Description:
Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference - Video on Demand!

United’s Retail Produce Marketing & Merchandising Conference held in Chicago brought together the produce industry’s top marketers with leading-edge experts in product branding, advertising, retail merchandising, social marketing, consumer insights, package design, and inbound marketing.

Now available on video, these seven insightful presentations can enlighten and inspire you and your team to boost the performance of your marketing and merchandising programs. It’s incomparable and actionable marketing expertise focused exclusively for the fresh produce industry – and at an incredible value!

See all seven powerful presentations from globally renowned marketing experts! Visit www.UnitedFresh.org/marketing for a detailed list of topics and speakers.

**This special price is only available to attendees who registered for the United Fresh 2014 Convention All Access Pass or Post Show Conference.**
Product ID:    
uf2014-01
Product Type:   
Video
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
United Fresh 2014 All Access / Post Show Conference Registrants - $190.00 $95.00

Sanitary Equipment Design Buying Guide & Checklist

Year Published:
2003

Description:
This guide was created for use by processing members in evaluating processing equipment for use in fresh-cut processing facilities. It informs processors about equipment features and assists them in choosing products that best meet their needs for proper sanitation, worker safety and processing efficiency.
Product ID:    
1207
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
Guest, NonMember - $50.00

Spring 2014: Fresh Insights for Foodservice

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Description:
“Fresh Insights for Foodservice” is a quarterly report from United Fresh. This valuable resource, developed in partnership with Datassential, identifies the latest trends in how fresh produce is being used in foodservice and restaurants, highlighting on-trend ingredients and growing flavors in fruits and vegetables. The Spring 2014 Edition features innovative usage of green tomatoes, how blueberries are being used in both savory and sweet applications, and how watercress is giving a peppery bite to dishes. The report also tracks the latest fruits and vegetables in smoothies, flatbreads, pizzas, and more!
Product ID:    
2066
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $50.00

Summer 2014: Fresh Insights for Foodservice

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Description:
“Fresh Insights for Foodservice” is a quarterly report from United Fresh. This valuable resource, developed in partnership with Datassential, identifies the latest trends in how fresh produce is being used in foodservice and restaurants, highlighting on-trend ingredients and growing flavors in fruits and vegetables. The Summer 2014 Edition features how the classic, refreshing taste of watermelon is being menued by today’s innovative chefs, how butter lettuce is adding an upscale green to the menu, and how peaches are used in everything from a fruit tart to a grilled seafood dish. The report also tracks how the fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs can transform modern cocktails, while savory tarts create a rich dish with a healthy halo.
Product ID:    
2069
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $50.00

Sustainability Guide and Self-Assessment for Fruit and Vegetable Production

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association Foundation’s Center for Global Produce Sustainability

Year Published:
2013

Description:
The Sustainability Guide and Self-Assessment for Fruit and Vegetable Production has been developed by the United Fresh Produce Association Foundation’s Center for Global Produce Sustainability. The Center was established in 2009 within the United Fresh Foundation through a grant from Bayer CropScience, which has enabled the Foundation to address these important issues for both growers and partners throughout the produce supply chain.

The Sustainability Guide and Self-Assessment is intended to assist producers and partners in understanding four key areas of sustainability – Stewardship of Resources; Environmental Impacts; Social Accountability; and Economic Success/Viability. For fruit and vegetable producers, we believe these four areas define the most important aspects of sustainability in our industry and reflect areas where active management can enhance sustainability and cost control. This document is not an audit, nor is it meant to become a requirement. Rather, it is a tool that can be used to increase knowledge, track progress, and tell the story of our industry’s commitment to sustainability.
Product ID:    
uf2009-15
Product Type:   
Manual
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $75.00

Training for a Recall, Communicating Under Fire Six-Part Recorded Webinar Series

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2011

Description:
To minimize the impact of a recall, be sure that everyone on your company’s recall team - including management, technical and your communications staff - knows how to work together to properly handle a recall. This prerecorded, six-part video series features downloadable one-hour webinars. Buy this series today for access to the webinar archives, as well as handouts and all meeting materials.

Recordings are available for 60 days after purchase.

Once your order is processed, United Fresh will send you an email with detailed information on how to access the recordings.


Webinar Program Schedule

Part I: Traceability and Recalls, FDA Expectations & Perspective
Speaker: Larry Howell, Recall & Emergency Coordinator, FDA/CFSAN

Part II: Recalls – Limiting Your Liability
Speaker: David Durkin, Olsson, Frank & Weeda, P.C

Part III: Understanding Traceability
Speaker: David Gombas Ph.D., SVP Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association

Part IV: Managing a Recall: Components of a Crisis Management Plan
Speaker: David Gombas Ph.D., SVP Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association

Part V: Mastering Crisis Communications
Speaker: Ray Gilmer, Vice President of Communications United Fresh Produce Association

Part VI: Defining and Utilizing the Reportable Food Registry
Speaker: Ted Elkin, Director of the Office of Food Defense Communication and Emergency Response, CFSAN/FDA
Product ID:    
01012
Product Type:   
Video
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $295.00
NonMember - $395.00

UNITED FRESH WEBINAR RECORDING - Fresh Insights for Foodservice: Understanding Today’s Produce Trends

Year Published:
2014

Description:
This one hour webinar was hosted by the United Fresh Retail-Foodservice Board. During the one-hour event, Maeve Webster, Datassential, showcased the latest Spring trends for fresh produce in foodservice and restaurants and shared an in-depth analysis of United's "Fresh Insights for Foodservice" reports, as well as new revelations about what's hot on today's menu.
Product ID:    
uf2009-17
Product Type:   
Other
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing: Related Products
Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $50.00

United Fresh Webinar Series RECORDING: FDA’S Quantitative Risk Assessment - A Pathway to Irrigation Water Standards

Year Published:
2014

Description:
Industry members can now view the February 2014 United Fresh Webinar Recording: " FDA’S Quantitative Risk Assessment - A Pathway to Irrigation Water Standards,” which was hosted by the United Fresh Food Safety & Technology Council.

In its proposed Produce Safety rule, FDA referenced a Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) as the basis of its direct contact water testing standards. During the webinar, Dr. David Gombas reviewed the process and assumptions that FDA used in the QRA, and discussed how regions and commodities can use the same process to quantitatively assess their food safety risks from in-field water use, and how to target research efforts to develop their own specific water safety standards.

Webinar Speakers:

Bob Elliott
Sunkist Growers, Inc.
Chairman, Food Safety & Technology Council

David Gombas, Ph.D.
United Fresh Produce Association
Staff Liaison, Food Safety & Technology Council
Product ID:    
uf2009-16
Product Type:   
Other
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $50.00

United Fresh Webinar Series RECORDING: Managing Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act

Year Published:
2014

Description:
This one-hour webinar explains your responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. The webinar, hosted by United’s Grower-Shipper Board and the Finance & Business Management Council, featured attorney Christopher Condeluci, an ACA compliance expert from the Venable law firm in Washington, DC. Chris’ practice focuses on the ACA and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and private health insurance exchanges to agents/brokers and hospitals/health systems.
Product ID:    
uf2009-18
Product Type:   
Other
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $50.00

United Fresh Webinar Series RECORDING: Strategies for Limiting Your Legal Exposure in Recalls

Author:
United Fresh Produce Association

Year Published:
2014

Description:
Industry members can now view the January 2014 United Fresh Webinar Recording: "Strategies for Limiting Your Legal Exposure in Recalls."

Produce companies and produce executives can face serious legal consequences from recall events. In this webinar recording, the speakers explore what strategies companies can use to avoid staggering financial losses and criminal charges in the future.

Attorneys David Durkin and Danny Gurwitz examined the scope of America’s food safety laws, reviewed real-world case studies showing successful legal strategies, and addressed the most critical civil and criminal liability issues facing fresh produce companies.

Webinar Speakers:

David Durkin, Counselor
Olsson, Frank & Weeda, P.C.

David Durkin is a principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz PC. Mr. Durkin's practice concentrates on federal civil and criminal litigation and administrative proceedings, including court challenges to FDA, USDA, and DEA regulatory and enforcement initiatives. Mr. Durkin is a frequent presenter in United’s popular Recall Ready Educational Workshops.

Danny Gurwitz, Conselor
Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP

Danny Gurwitz is a partner at Atlas Hall, and represented Frontera Produce in litigation concerning the recall of contaminated Rocky Ford cantaloupes in 2011. Mr. Gurwitz has litigated products liability claims; food borne contamination; insurance coverage disputes, and many other types of cases.
Product ID:    
3000
Product Type:   
Other
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Allied Association, Allied Association (International), Associate, Associate (International), Customer, Customer (International), Government, Guest, Regular, Regular (International), University - $0.00
NonMember - $50.00

Wholesaler-Distributor Operations Benchmarking Report

Year Published:
2014

Description:
Developed by United's Wholesaler-Distributor board, the inaugural issue of the Wholesaler-Distributor Benchmarking Report allows produce companies to directly compare their labor practices, sales practices, procurement and inventory management, warehouse metrics and outbound transportation by ownership type, primary customer business segment, produce sales and case volume, number of full-time employees, warehouse square footage and geography. Use the report to identify key operational areas that affect your company's business performance and stay competitive in the marketplace!
Product ID:    
2067
Product Type:   
Report
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
United Fresh Members - $195.00
Non-Members - $295.00

“Update on FSMA Supplementary Proposals” Webinar Recording

Year Published:
2014

Description:
Did you miss United’s informative webinar that reviewed the four Supplementary Proposals to rules published by FDA in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? Now you and your food safety team can watch the one-hour webinar recording to stay informed on FDA’s plans for these critical rules.

United’s Dr. David Gombas, senior VP of food safety and technology, and FDA’s Rebecca Buckner, FSMA, chief implementation manager, providing insights on the supplementary proposals, which include several revisions to four of FDA’s original draft rules: Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Feed and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.
Product ID:    
uf2014-04
Product Type:   
Other
Version:
Electronic (digital download/no shipping)
Pricing:
Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $50.00

  


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Tel: 202 303 3400
Fax: 202 303 3433
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