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2015

  • 21 Dec 2015

    $1.2m extra to expand Fruit & Vegetables in Schools

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Fruit in Schools programme will be expanded to include an extra 77 schools, benefiting an additional 13,000 students.

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  • 14 Dec 2015

    MPI Update - Strain in fifth Hepatitis A case confirmed - 14 December 2015

    Results from testing have now confirmed that the fifth person, who recently contracted Hepatitis A, as reported last week, has the same strain of the virus as the other four people who fell sick with Hepatitis in late October and early November this year.

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  • 11 Dec 2015

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - Bioactive components in F&V

    In this series, there is a focus on polyphenols, which are particularly abundant in fruits and vegetables.

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  • 09 Dec 2015

    New development in MPI’s berry investigation - 9 December 2015

    A newly notified case of Hepatitis A is likely to be linked to the consumption of the Fruzio Mixed Berries product, which is currently the subject of an MPI-directed product recall.

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  • 04 Dec 2015

    MPI Announces Auckland Fruit Fly 2015 Response Closure

    With your support, the Queensland fruit fly is no longer residing in Auckland.

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  • 01 Dec 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly December Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the November update.

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  • 30 Nov 2015

    Ministry for Primary Industries Increase Surveillance of Imported Frozen Berry Products

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a media statement today regarding imported frozen berries and four reported cases of Hepatitis A.

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  • 25 Nov 2015

    United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Update

    October and November have been busy for the United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Committee.

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  • 20 Nov 2015

    Are you ready to #GETITIN with 5+ A Day?

    The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is about to raise consumption and the roof with its all new adult 5+ A Day Challenge this coming February.

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  • 18 Nov 2015

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - Healthy Eating

    Childhood obesity has become a major public health concern.

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  • 13 Nov 2015

    Taste of Auckland

    It was great to see our members showcasing their fresh produce at last weekend’s Taste of Auckland event at Western Springs.

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  • 13 Nov 2015

    Last chance to register Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop – Tues 17th November

    If you haven’t already registered for next Tuesday members’ workshop (being held in partnership with MPI) you will need to do so today

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  • 13 Nov 2015

    Strategic Review Meeting

    The United Fresh Executive, along with invited guests recently took part in a Strategic Review meeting.

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  • 03 Nov 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly November Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the October update. No additional fruit flies have been detected since the last report.

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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Register for our United Fresh Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop – 17/11/2015

    We are pleased to present our Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law Workshop in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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  • 07 Oct 2015

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - Food regulation and F&V promotion in Brazil - October 2015

    This Global F&V Newsletter features Brazil’s new dietary guideline role on promoting fruits and vegetables highlighting some key principles and perspectives adopted by the guideline to promote fruits and vegetables among other real foods.

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  • 06 Oct 2015

    Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop

    SAVE THE DATE - TUESDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2015.
    United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries invite members to attend a workshop on Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law.

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  • 06 Oct 2015

    Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis - Reviewing the Impact

    The United Fresh Food Safety Committee is undertaking a review of the issues surrounding the Yersenia Pseudotuberculosis Outbreak last year. The objective is to understand, from a domestic fresh produce industry perspective, the areas where we need to undertake planning in order to be better prepared for any future outbreaks.

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  • 21 Sep 2015

    MPI Launches Online Tool for Food Businesses

    Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew launched an online tool today that will help food businesses discover how they will be affected by the new Food Act 2014, which comes into force in March next year.

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  • 17 Sep 2015

    Plant & Food Research joins United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated

    One of New Zealand’s largest scientific research organisations, Plant & Food Research, has joined United Fresh. UF General Manager, Paula Dudley, says the organisation is looking forward to continuing its work with the highly regarded scientific institute.

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  • 16 Sep 2015

    Lesser Known Fruit and Vegetable Benefits

    Benefits from regular consumption of fruits and vegetables (F&V) in the prevention of many chronic diseases are now well documented. This new Global Fruit and Veg newsletter focuses on some lesser known health F&V benefits.

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  • 04 Sep 2015

    Strawberry Traceability Pilot 2016

    This project focuses on the external traceability challenges arising in the domestic fresh market strawberry supply chain, as the fruit passes from grower to retailer. United Fresh is working with GS1 New Zealand in this pilot project.

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  • 04 Sep 2015

    Teenage Chefs Highlight 5+ A Day in Culinary Challenge 2015

    The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust were proud sponsors of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) this year and congratulate Burnside High School for taking out the grand prize and scholarship.

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  • 01 Sep 2015

    Food Law Update

    MPI will be launching an online tool to help people understand the Food Act 2014, which comes into affect on 1st March 2016.

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  • 01 Sep 2015

    Food Safety, Food Security & Your Business Planning

    United Fresh partnered with Horticulture New Zealand to present a 90 minute breakout session on Food Safety, Food Security and Your Business Planning at the HortNZ 2015 Conference this year.

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  • 30 Aug 2015

    The EGEA 2015 Statement

    As Scientific Coordinator of this newsletter, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the first issue of the Global Fruit and Vegetable Newsletter. 

     

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  • 28 Aug 2015

    Fresh Produce Safety Conference, Sydney August 2015

    United Fresh attended this conference run by PMA Australia & New Zealand’s Fresh Produce Safety Centre, hosted at the University of Sydney.

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  • 25 Aug 2015

    International Organisations Form New Global Network

    The International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance (IFAVA) and the International Alliance of Associations and Movements 5 a day (AIAM5), have announced they are joining forces to form the new Global Network for the Promotion of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption.

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  • 14 Jul 2015

    Re-assignment of Price Look-up Codes

    As the adoption of price look-up codes (PLU) has gained traction, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has committed to transitioning the previously unused ‘8’ prefix to accommodate an increase in varieties of fresh produce items as they enter the market.

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  • 07 Jul 2015

    United Fresh Members Move Swiftly to Withdraw Mexican Grapes from Sale

    The precautionary measure of withdrawing Mexican grapes from sale has been taken by many retail outlets due to the discovery of Black Widow spiders among the shipment.

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  • 23 Jun 2015

    How to Keep New Zealand’s Horticulture Industry Blooming

    Horticultural production in this country is flourishing with the latest figures showing the sector has topped the $7 billion mark for the first time. The figures were published in the April edition of Fresh Facts and showed in the year ended June 2014, the sector reached $7.16 billion in production, up from $6.7 billion the year before.

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  • 19 Feb 2015

    New Research Shows Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Help Kids to Grow and Thrive

    New research shows the Fruit In Schools programme, managed by United Fresh, is having a positive impact on children and nutrition. Although named Fruit in Schools, the programme includes fresh New Zealand vegetables as well.

    An independent evaluation has found Fruit In Schools is highly valued by principals and is well aligned with international evidence on how to improve nutrition and reduce obesity in children.

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  • 18 Feb 2015

    United Fresh Takes the Lead in Food Safety and Traceability

    For over two decades United Fresh has worked on behalf of the New Zealand produce industry on Food Safety, Traceability and Industry Standards. To further strengthen this framework and safeguard food safety, we recently established the Food Safety and Traceability Committee.

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