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CDC: Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey

2017-11-21T21:31:58+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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 [...]

Tomateros Baseball Clinic (October 7 & 8)

2017-11-15T16:40:26+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The FPAA is proud to host for the first time in Nogales a Tomateros Baseball Clinic for the children and youth of our community on October 7 & 8, 2017, 10am-3pm. Children participating in this event will have the opportunity to be coached by the famous and experienced Tomateros of Culiacan. The FPAA would like to [...]

49th Annual Nogales Produce Convention

2017-11-15T16:18:56+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

More than 800 people attended the 49th Annual Nogales Produce Convention on Nov. 2-4. The convention opened on Thursday morning with Educational Sessions that included a variety of speakers from marketing to technology. We also incorporated our first ever NAFTA Panel which was informative and insightful. Later that evening we kicked off the Nogales Produce Convention [...]

2nd Culinary Showcase

2017-11-15T16:24:11+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

More than 150 people participated in this event. Attendees had the opportunity to sample appetizers, learn about different dishes and taste the fresh produce incorporated in the recipes. Guests also enjoyed music while talking with the various chefs and guests. Chefs from Arizona and Mexico took center stage as they incorporated the flavors of fresh produce [...]