United Fresh | International News
  • 25 Mar 2024

    Food Safety & Risk Analysis Update - March 2024

    Welcome to this edition of our 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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  • 16 Feb 2024

    IFPS: A More Functional PLU Database & Next Steps in Sustainability Standardization

    The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has completed the transition to a significantly improved website including a more functional PLU database.

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  • 13 Feb 2024

    International Trend Report 2024

    This is our eighth Trend Report for New Zealand. A continuing trend that is reaching a wider audience, is the movement encouraging individuals to make choices that not only benefit their well-being but also contribute to a healthier planet. This global drive towards mindful living takes centre-stage as individuals seek to enrich and extend their lives by embracing a diet rich in fruit and vegetables.

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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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  • 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

    First webinar on Economic Sustainability in the fruit and vegetable industry attended by participants from all over the globe

    In September, the Global Coalition of Fresh Produce held the first of a series of global webinars with over 200 commercial operators, industry representatives, national and international officials.

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  • 19 Sep 2023

    Global Coalition of Fresh Produce calls for urgent policy measures to safeguard the supply of fruits and vegetables to consumers

    The Global Coalition of Fresh Produce today published the final results of its survey into the increasing costs of fruits and vegetable production around the world and their impacts on the whole produce industry and end consumers, conducted in the spring of 2023.

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  • 12 Sep 2023

    United Fresh Spring Trend Report 2023

    Restricted household budgets, the need for balanced health and well-being, and an awareness of being eco-friendly for our planet have influenced the food and shopping trends for 2023.

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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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  • 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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