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In April 2019, the Stakeholders in Methyl Bromide Reduction Inc. (STIMBR) requested a reassessment of the proposed Regulatory Controls (Controls) for Methyl Bromide (MB) that were due to occur on January 1st, 2020. The EPA has begun a reassessment of the Approval for MB, as the EPA has determined that previously used models currently require reassessment due to incorrect assumptions. This reassessment is expected to be complete in early 2020.
On the 3rd December 2018 the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Act was passed. This Act will require fresh or frozen fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood to have Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL).
This document is a brief summary of the New Zealand Food Safety and The Food Safety Assurance and Advisory Council research report on the culture of Food safety in New Zealand.
Achieving effective internal and external traceability is an issue in fresh produce supply chains globally. Internal traceability relates to information concerning the production and process history of produce within a business or discrete business unit. External traceability describes product and process information that is shared between business partners as produce moves along the supply chain...
06 May 2021
Food Safety & Traceability Update - May 2021
Update on COVID-19, SFFF Traceability, Food Safety Risk Ranking and Recycled Packaging Projects
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.
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.
11 Oct 2019
Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) Traceability Project - Milestone 5 Update
Our SFF Traceability project is looking to assist members and the entire value-chain by providing some understanding on how internal Traceability systems can be improved and external Traceability systems can become more robust and streamlined.
24 Jun 2019
FPSC A-NZ 2019 Conference
United Fresh Technical Advisory Group Representative Anne-Marie Arts will be presenting an update on the Sustainable Farming Fund Traceability Project.
29 Oct 2018
United Fresh seeks Growers’ help for Traceability Survey
As you are aware, United Fresh was awarded a Sustainable Farming Fund project in June 2018, which is entitled “Effective Fresh Produce Traceability Systems” (Project 405482).
24 Sep 2018
Major Fresh Produce Traceability Project Underway in New Zealand
In light of the recent shocking Australian strawberry tampering event, the New Zealand produce industry is taking every action possible to reassure customers their safety systems are robust.
03 Jul 2018
United Fresh secures Sustainable Farming Fund for Traceability Project
We are pleased to announce work has begun on a three-year project to investigate traceability within the industry.