FPAA Hosts Tour at Malena Warehouse

2017-11-30T15:46:56+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

The FPAA hosts several tours for groups interested on learning about the produce industry. On Tuesday, Dec. 28 the FootLoose Singles Club of Green Valley met at the FPAA office where Allison Moore gave a presentation on the produce industry, the group then headed over to the Malena Produce where Juan Chavez gave a tour of [...]

FDA Update: Ways to Reduce Food Waste

2017-11-29T22:08:10+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

We can all play a part in reaching the national food waste reduction goal – to reduce food waste by 50% by the year 2030. Start using these tips today to reduce food waste, save money, and protect the environment. Additional Food Waste Tips Reduce Food Waste at the Store or When Dining Out  Reduce Food Waste [...]

Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Pummelos Grown in Florida; Change in Size Requirements

2017-11-29T21:59:00+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

** There is no change for oranges crossed from Mexico Due to the ongoing problem with citrus greening in the production areas of Florida, coupled with the additional damage caused by Hurricane Irma a few weeks ago, USDA AMS, at the request of the Florida Citrus Administrative Committee, has issued an interim rule that relaxes the [...]

CDC: Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

2017-11-21T21:31:58+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal. 1. Safely Thaw Your Turkey Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water that is changed [...]

Olli- UA Gets a Tour of the Ciruli Brothers Warehouse

2017-11-15T19:20:48+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

On Monday, November 13  FPAA hosted an Olli-UA Tour. Allison Moore of the FPAA has been working closely with Olli- UA to provide tours of local fresh produce companies to adults over the age of 50 seeking to continue a lifelong learning program. The tour began at the FPAA office where Allison gave a presentation of [...]

FDA Update: Food Safety for Thanksgiving

2017-11-15T18:02:40+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Plan a “bacteria-free buffet” with these easy tips for food safety when entertaining. Bon appétit! Entertaining is one of the mainstays of the holiday season — and helps commemorate milestone events throughout the year, too. With proper preparation, you can be creative and tempt your party guests with an array of fun platters while still keeping [...]

FDA Update: Food Safety for People with Diabetes

2017-11-15T17:51:08+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Food Safety is important to everyone- but it’s especially important for you. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration have prepared this booklet. It is designed to provide practical guidance on how to reduce your risk of foodborne [...]

FPAA Attends Luncheon with Governor Ducey and Ambassador Gutierrez

2017-11-15T17:49:12+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

On Nov. 8, FPAA attended and sponsored a luncheon with Governor Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador Geronimo Gutierrez. The lunch was hosted by the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and featured presentations from Ducey and Gutierrrez, and a Q&A moderated by Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University. Prior to the meeting, FPAA met with representatives of Farmers for [...]

Two Local Schools are the Recipients of the 2017 Salad Bars

2017-11-15T17:47:27+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

We are very proud to present the salad bar donation to Patagonia Elementary School and Union High School, along with Santa Cruz Center (Community College).   The salad bar donations allow students daily access to healthy fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. Many school districts are unable to afford the basic equipment needed to provide [...]

2017 Pillar Award- James and Sylvia Chamberlain

2017-11-15T17:45:27+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

We would like to congratulate this year’s honorees James and Sylvia Chamberlain! James and Sylvia Chamberlain were recognized for the Pillar of the FPAA Award at the 49th Annual Nogales Produce Convention. James and Sylvia have not only created one of the largest and most renowned fresh produce distributors in the area, the family has also [...]