Entries tagged with: United Fresh Produce Association

BrandStorm attendees to visit Clif Bar

The United Fresh Produce Association’s second annual BrandStorm marketing event will take place Nov. 14-16, 2016 in San Francisco, California at the Hilton Financial District San Francisco. Following the educational event, BrandStorm attendees will have an opportunity to participate in an industry tour hosted by Clif Bar & Company. In addition to a tour of their headquarters, the team at Clif Bar & Company will present on their brand marketing practices driven by their 5-Aspirations of Business: Sustaining our…  » Read more

United Fresh event to feature DOJ session

A workshop at this year’s United Fresh Washington Conference will focus on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approach to criminal investigations and prosecution enforcing laws under the Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act (FD&C). Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch, U.S. DOJ, will discuss the department’s approach to enforcement. Steger will be joined by attorney Doug Fellman, partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, who will translate what that means for the fresh produce industry. “The Food Police Are Coming – Liability…  » Read more

Ag groups sponsor immigration reform campaign

The Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) recently released 51 new economic research reports (one for every state plus the District of Columbia) and launched the Reason for Reform campaign. The campaign was created to showcase how immigration impacts local communities all across America and the urgency of modernizing our immigration system, according to a press release. The research was co-sponsored by Intel, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the…  » Read more

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