UNITED FRESH PUBLISHES COOL COMPLIANCE GUIDE
WASHINGTON — The United Fresh Produce Association here has published a new guide for the produce industry on how to comply with the Country of Origin Labeling law, which is due to go into effect for fruits and vegetables Sept. 30. Written by Autumn Veazey, associate counsel for United Fresh, “What You Need To Know Now About Complying With Country of Origin Labeling Rules” contains analysis and advice regarding the rules for every segment of the produce supply chain, including growers, shippers and retailers. It's available free of charge to United Fresh members, or for $25 for non-members, and can be downloaded at www.unitedfresh.org.
PRODUCT RECALL/CRISIS MANAGEMENT COURSES ADDED
WASHINGTON — The United Fresh Produce Association's Research and Education Foundation has been hosting a series of popular educational courses called “Training for Recall, Communicating Under Fire” that focus on the fundamentals of product recalls, including company rights and liabilities, the role of the Food and Drug Administration and how to manage customer expectations during a crisis. After two days of hands-on training, attendees can also register for media training sessions geared toward developing a customized communication plan and preparing for television, radio and telephone interviews. Future sessions will be held in Yakima, Wash., Aug. 26-28 and in Los Angeles Oct. 1-3.
CLAUDIA WENZING APPOINTED VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON — The United Fresh Produce Association last week announced the appointment of Claudia Wenzing as its new vice president of business development, effective April 28. “Claudia is known throughout the produce industry for her passion, motivation and commitment,” United Fresh President Tom Stenzel said in a release. “We are thrilled that Claudia has chosen as her next career step to pursue a mutual vision to develop new programs, services and tools to help our member companies and the industry overall enhance their long-term sales and profitability,” Stenzel said. Wenzing was formerly a senior staff member at the Produce for Better Health Foundation, Newark, Del.