2023

  • 27 Feb 2024

    United Fresh Food Safety & Risk Analysis Update - February 2024

    This edition discusses MPI’s review of imported foods, particularly in light of the recent observation from the Auditor General to improve food import supervision, after the Performance Audit his office conducted in the last quarter of 2023.

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  • 12 Dec 2023

    Food Safety & Risk Analysis Update

    This edition discusses the upcoming review of the United Fresh Produce Industry Food Safety and Traceability Framework (the Framework). We examine the increasing importance of this Framework, to ensure the effective coordination of the fresh produce supply chain food safety initiatives.

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  • 12 Dec 2023

    The United Fresh and IFPA A-NZ Sustainability workshop

    On Wednesday 15 November 2023, United Fresh partnered with the International Fresh Produce Association Australia New Zealand (IFPA A-NZ) to host a sustainability workshop in Auckland.

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  • 20 Nov 2023

    Food Safety Culture in Organisations

    On Tuesday 07 September 2023, The New Zealand Food Safety, Science and Research Centre (NZFSSRC) conducted the webinar: “Food Safety Culture in Organizations” which highlighted the experience and studies of Frank Yiannis. Frank is well known for highlighting the need for an effective food safety culture, in order to achieve successful food safety systems in business.

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  • 11 Oct 2023

    United Fresh Launches Fresh Facts 2023 with Fresh Produce Insights for NZ

    Celebrating over two decades of providing invaluable insights into the fresh produce sector, Fresh Facts, an annual resource collating data contributions from the industry, has found a new home under the stewardship of United Fresh.

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  • 09 Oct 2023

    Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Section 204 Update

    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a set of regulations aimed at addressing food safety issues occurring within the food system.

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  • 03 Oct 2023

    Food Rescue Update

    Food rescue is the redirection of good-to-eat food, which is unable to be sold, and would have become food waste, back to human consumption, rather than landfill, compost, animal feed, or other uses.

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  • 04 Sep 2023

    Food Safety & Sustainability Update - Demystifying Smart Bioplastic Anti-Bacterial Food Packaging

    Welcome to our latest Food Safety Update. We aim to provide you with a snapshot of information on topical and relevant food safety issues and, where, applicable, the links to allow you to take your knowledge further.

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  • 31 Aug 2023

    Save the Date - United Fresh & IFPA Sustainability Workshop - Wednesday 15th November at Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre

    We’re pleased to announce that United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated (United Fresh) and the International Fresh Produce Association Australia-New Zealand (IFPA A-NZ) are partnering to deliver a hands-on and educational Sustainability Workshop.

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  • 15 Aug 2023

    Food Safety & Traceability - August 2023

    This edition discusses activities in the Food Safety and Traceability area over the last year. We examine the increasing attention directed to having effective and efficient Traceability of fresh produce along the supply chain.

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  • 31 Jul 2023

    Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries – June 2023

    The Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries report (“the report”) from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is a series of reports intended to analyse the performance of primary industries, and forecast how they will perform over the next 2-5 years.

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  • 28 Jul 2023

    Food Safety Update – Microbiological Risks, Controlled Environment Agriculture & Listeria Contamination in Produce

    Welcome to our latest Food Safety Update. We aim to provide you with a snapshot of information on topical and relevant food safety issues and, where, applicable, the links to allow you to take your knowledge further.

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  • 18 Jul 2023

    The EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement and New Zealand Produce Industry

    After years of negotiations, New Zealand and the EU have finally signed a Free Trade Agreement in recent weeks. This agreement is expected to open new avenues for trade as well as strengthening existing ones.

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  • 01 Jun 2023

    NZ produce industry ushers in Sustainability Guidelines to meet pressing UN deadline

    This week United Fresh launches its Sustainability Guidelines, a significant body of work designed to assist fresh fruit and vegetable value chain organisations throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to make meaningful change towards a sustainable future.

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  • 11 May 2023

    New Report Outlines Sustainability Opportunities for Produce Industry - 2023

    The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has released a new report outlining sustainable practices for the produce industry.

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  • 02 May 2023

    Food Safety Newsletter – May 2023

    This newsletter covers several strategic “helicopter” issues for the industry, which have both Food Safety and Sustainability implications.

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  • 20 Apr 2023

    Balancing sustainability costs with rising prices in our fruit and vegetable industry

    Research conducted last year showed nearly two thirds of Kiwi shoppers were unwilling to pay a premium for fruit and vegetables grown, picked, packed and delivered with sustainable practices

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  • 10 Mar 2023

    Trust Alliance New Zealand Update

    Fresh Produce Traceability is a challenge internationally. Modern supply chain complexity means they need to become more seamlessly digitised, to easily & quickly transmit consistent information throughout the supply chain, especially during a crisis

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