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2020

  • 16 Dec 2020

    Global Fresh Produce Opportunities and Events 2021

    2021 will be a very active and eventful year for the global fresh produce industry and the United Nations are at the forefront of events that impact upon our industry. 

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  • 08 Dec 2020

    NZ’s Horticultural Voice Heard at UN Food Systems Summit

    New Zealand produce industry leader and United Fresh Knowledge Officer, Dr Hans Maurer, will help represent global horticulture sector interests in the lead up to United Nation’s Food Systems Summit next year. 

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  • 07 Dec 2020

    Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools More Crucial Than Ever Before

    A record 26 million servings of fresh fruit and vegetables will be given to low decile school children next year, with calls to expand the initiative in light of last week’s alarming Poverty Monitor 2020 report.

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  • 27 Nov 2020

    Government increases support for New Zealanders to work in seasonal jobs

    The Government is offering further financial support for unemployed New Zealanders to take on seasonal work. These new incentives include...

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  • 23 Nov 2020

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - November 2020

    Fruit & Veg 4 Health Prograne 2018 - 2020, Nutrition and Health: From Science to Practice

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  • 05 Nov 2020

    Food Safety & Traceability Update - Core Food Safety Issues -November 2020

    Within the wider Food Safety landscape, we would like to draw your attention to an emerging risk, related to the behaviour of pathogens, and especially the learning that is occurring on how some pathogens are adapting to different environmental conditions in the open world.

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  • 05 Nov 2020

    Food Safety & Traceability Update - COVID-19 -November 2020

    This is a topic that is not going to go away in a hurry, like it or not. In its own right, COVID-19 clearly represents a risk to human health, as well as a risk to our economy.

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  • 21 Oct 2020

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - October 2020

    Recent news on the special supplemental nutrition programme for women, infants and children (WIC)

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  • 15 Oct 2020

    Food Safety Risk Framework Project

    The objective of the Food Safety Risk Framework project is to provide to industry a science based New Zealand centric framework that identifies the highest food safety risks to the industry and allows effective targeting of research funds and activities.

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  • 16 Sep 2020

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - September 2020

    Diet, microbiota and health

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  • 31 Aug 2020

    Research Highlights Lack of Female Leadership in the NZ Horticulture Industry

    Research commissioned by industry collective Women in Horticulture (WiH) shows significant gender disparity amongst senior roles in New Zealand’s horticulture industry.

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  • 27 Aug 2020

    The Product Traceability Initiative (PTI)

    Worldwide, produce industry bodies have been increasingly working with GS1 to implement national Traceability guidelines in a coordinated manner that are interoperable and enable rapid reactivity.

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  • 27 Aug 2020

    United Fresh Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures (SFFF) Draft Traceability Guidelines

    Reliable and robust Traceability systems are no longer an optional extra in the produce industry, but a baseline requirement of increasing importance.

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  • 24 Aug 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE - GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES AUCKLAND TO REMAIN AT ALERT LEVEL 3 UNTIL SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST AT 11:59PM

    The Prime Minister has announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 3 until Sunday 30th August at 11:59pmas decided at the Cabinet Meeting today

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  • 20 Aug 2020

    NZ’s Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Initiative for Vulnerable Children Acknowledged Globally

    New Zealand’s most successful and effective school-based nutrition initiative Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) has been selected for inclusion in a report for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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  • 17 Aug 2020

    COVID 19 UPDATE - All Businesses need NZ COVID Tracer QR Code Poster & Auckland Border Crossing Info

    The Prime Minister announced on Wednesday 12 August that all businesses must display a NZ COVID Tracer QR code from 11:59am on Wednesday 19 August.

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  • 14 Aug 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE - NZ Food Safety Scientific Opinion on Covid-19 transmission through food packaging

    To follow is the most up-to-date information from the Ministry for Primary industries on the unlikely transmission of COVID-19 by food or food packaging.

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  • 06 Aug 2020

    New Zealand’s $6 billion Produce Industry Aligning and Improving its Traceability Systems

    A consultation document seeking the input of New Zealand’s fresh produce industry has been released this month as part of a significant project to assess and improve traceability within the industry.

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  • 05 Aug 2020

    Food Waste in Aotearoa – Opportunities & Solutions

    With every crisis there is opportunity, during the COVID-19 crisis, surplus food waste was created due to the forced shutdown of plants and normal food supply channels.

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  • 27 Jul 2020

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - July/August 2020

    How to Tackle Obesity?

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  • 07 Jul 2020

    Government Launches Primary Sector Plan to Boost Economic Recovery

    The Government has launched a bold plan to boost primary sector export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade, while protecting the environment and growing jobs.

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  • 26 Jun 2020

    Have your say - SFF Traceability Project - Industry Consultation on Draft Traceability Guidelines

    We have recently developed the Draft Traceability Guidelines that have evolved from the Sustainable Farming Fund Project “Effective Produce Traceability Systems”, managed by United Fresh.

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  • 26 Jun 2020

    United Fresh Food Safety Update June 2020 - Research, COVID-19 & Fresh Produce Food Safety Framework

    This edition discusses activities and initiatives underway in the food safety and traceability arena over the last year. We examine the increasing collaboration across industry in food safety and a proposed New Zealand Fresh Produce Food Safety Framework Research Project.

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  • 09 Jun 2020

    COVID-19 Update – United Fresh Business Guide at ALERT LEVEL 1

    Now we have moved into Alert Level 1 everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.

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  • 09 Jun 2020

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - June 2020

    Fruit & Vegetable Consumption and Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention

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  • 29 May 2020

    New Consumer Trends Research Available for United Fresh Members - May 2020

    United Fresh commissioned research late last year with Nielsen Research looking into Consumer Trends Impacting Fresh Produce.

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  • 22 May 2020

    Potential for Foodborne Transmission of COVID-19: Literature Review Update - May 2020

    The New Zealand Food Safety Science Research Centre (NZFSSRC) have released an update of the potential for foodborne transmission of Covid-19 literature review.

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  • 19 May 2020

    Foodstuffs Donates Hundreds of Food Boxes as Crisis Deepens

    Up to 1 million Kiwis Predicted to be Affected in 2020. Kiwis helping kiwis’ is the driving force behind an initiative of more than 700 boxes of fresh produce being donated to families hit by the Covid-19 crisis by one of our country’s largest locally owned and operated companies.

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  • 04 May 2020

    NZ Food Safety Releases Results for the Food Residues Survey Programme

    New Zealand Food Safety, a business unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries, has published the results of its recent Food Residues Survey Programme (FRSP). 

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  • 01 May 2020

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - April/May 2020

    Food Environment and the Impact on Food Consumption

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  • 28 Apr 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE – ALERT LEVEL 3 - Updated Guide & Business Guidelines

    Guide to Keeping Our People & Workplaces Well During ALERT LEVEL 3 and Essential Businesses to stay on restricted access during ALERT LEVEL 3

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  • 16 Apr 2020

    COVID-19 UPDATE - Government announces what Alert Level 3 will look like

    The government shared earlier today the work that has been done on updating the COVID-19 Alert Levels. You will find the updated levels here.
     

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  • 15 Apr 2020

    5000 5+ A Day Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Boxes Diverted to Families During Covid-19

    Fresh produce deemed for the Fruit and Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative is now being diverted to families in need during Covid-19 lockdown.

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  • 08 Apr 2020

    NZFSSRC Potential For Foodborne Transmission Of Covid-19 Literature Review Update - April 2020

    United Fresh is cooperating with wide range of food industries and organisations to support the New Zealand Food Safety & Science Research Centre literature review update Potential For Foodborne Transmission Of Covid-19.

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  • 08 Apr 2020

    COVID19.govt.nz Website Produce Washing Advice Updated

    The government website for COVID-19 has been updated with the correct information for consumers around the washing of fresh fruit and vegetables once they get them home. We had asked them to remove their advice of using soapy water last week so it is great to see this has happened.

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  • 30 Mar 2020

    United Fresh Urges Kiwis to Eat More Fresh Produce and to Wash It First

    New Zealanders can safely purchase fresh fruit and vegetables during COVID-19 and our country’s only pan-produce organisation that represents the entire value-chain, United Fresh, is reminding Kiwis to wash all produce as you normally would by rinsing it under the tap before consuming it.

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  • 27 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Update - MPI Starts Site Visits & Physical Distancing Poster

    MPI starting site visits today, Friday 27th March and United Fresh Physical Distancing poster shared.

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  • 26 Mar 2020

    MPI answers key COVID-19 questions for fresh fruit and vegetable industry

    MPI answers questions about 2m distancing rule, access to protection equipment, workers over 70, independant F&V shops and movement to & from work.

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  • 25 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Update - MPI's Register for Safe Practice and Fruit & Vegetable Shops Closing

    As New Zealand moves into National Alert Level 4 in response to COVID-19, the primary industries have been included on the list of essential services and fruit and vegetable stores to close.

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  • 25 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Alert Level 4 and UF Guide to Business Continuity

    COVID Alert Level 4 Description & United Fresh Guide to Keeping Our People & Workplaces Well – Continuity Planning for Businesses 

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  • 23 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Alert Level 3

    The government has now put New Zealand into Alert Level 3 (and indicated that this will go to Alert Level 4 in 48 hours).

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  • 23 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Update – Government Asks Commerce Commission For Flexibility

    As we all work together as a nation and industry to contain the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help protect our people, United Fresh will continue to provide updates for our industry to assist with business continuity.

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  • 19 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Update including New Government Information Platforms

    The government has created a website that has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place.

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  • 17 Mar 2020

    Literature Review - Foodborne Transmission of COVID-19

    Our colleagues at the New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (NZFSSRC) have shared their Literature Review on Foodborne Transmission of COVID-19 for the food industry.

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  • 16 Mar 2020

    Food Safety Workshop Hits the Mark

    United Fresh and the New Zealand Food Safety Science Research Centre (NZFSSRC) jointly ran a Food Safety workshop in Auckland on 12th March 2020. 

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  • 15 Mar 2020

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - March 2020

    Food Promotion Research,

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  • 05 Mar 2020

    COVID-19 Update for United Fresh Members

    We are all very concerned about the potential impact  COVID-19 could have on our businesses. The purpose of this update is to distil the key messages of what we need to consider.

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  • 25 Feb 2020

    Child Poverty Stats Reaffirm Importance Of Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools

    https://5adayeducation.org.nz/learningNew Zealand’s most successful and effective school-based nutrition initiative is applauding progress to reduce child poverty and says providing fresh fruit and vegetables is crucial to ensure ongoing success.

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  • 24 Feb 2020

    Food Safety Update February 2020 - Food safety Aspects Related to High-Risk Horticulture Crops

    This edition discusses food safety aspects related to fresh berryfruit, melons and leafy vegetables. 

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  • 12 Feb 2020

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2020

    Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Mental Health

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  • 31 Jan 2020

    MPI Announcement - Successful end to fruit fly operation in Auckland

    Biosecurity New Zealand has ended its Northcote fruit fly operations and lifted restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables on Auckland's North Shore.

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  • 29 Jan 2020

    Trend Report 2020: Eat your Way to a Healthy Planet

    Between the Australian bushfires, Greta Thunberg and the rise of the conscious millennial consumer, 2020 is set to be a year in which the health of the planet becomes as important as the health of ourselves and our families.

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  • 16 Jan 2020

    Workshop - Food Safety & Risk Factors in the New Zealand Fresh Produce Market - 12th March 2020

    United Fresh is pleased to present this valuable workshop for members in partnership with the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre.

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