Entries tagged with: United Fresh Produce Association

United Fresh hires new Food Safety & Technology VP

United Fresh Produce Association has named Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D., as its new vice president of Food Safety & Technology. She succeeds David Gombas, who retired from the association June 1 after 11 years leading its food safety program. Most recently, McEntire served as vice president for Science Operations at the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She previously was chief science officer at The Acheson Group. McEntire was previously senior staff scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists, where…  » Read more

United Fresh publishes white paper on Vermont labeling law

United Fresh Produce Association has published a white paper and legal backgrounder to assist member companies in understanding and complying with a labeling law for genetically engineered foods due to go in effect in Vermont on July 1. The white paper advises retailers about the small number of commodities that might possibly be genetically engineered and thus fall under the labeling law. “It’s important for Vermont retailers seeking to comply with the law to understand that only a very few produce items…  » Read more

Q1 2016 Fresh Facts on Retail report released

Organic produce sales have surpassed the $1 billion mark, while consumers continue to drive demand for convenience and value-added items, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Q1 2016 edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report. These and other highlights will be featured in the workshop “Who’s Buying Your Produce?” at the United Fresh 2016 convention in Chicago, coming up June 20-22. The workshop will be led by Jen Campuzano and Matt Lally from Nielsen Perishables Group, and…  » Read more

Brand naming expert to keynote at BrandStorm

Alexandra Watkins, founder & chief innovation officer at Eat My Words, and author of the No. 1 bestseller “Hello, My Name is Awesome…How to Create Brand Names That Stick,” will present the closing general session at the second annual BrandStorm on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in San Francisco, California. With more than 500 naming projects to her name – from social networking sites to seafood – Watkins will share her insights and tips for creating brand names that stick. Before launching…  » Read more