Santa Cruz Center Offers Continuing Education Courses Tailored to Fresh Produce

2018-01-08T16:31:25+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Santa Cruz Center & Zigma Consulting are offering continuing education courses in Microsoft Excel: Intermediate Level, Effective Negotiations Workshop 2.0, Lean Warehouse Workshop, Project Management Workshop, Microsoft Excel: Advanced Level, 5s and Visual Administration Workshop & Operational Excellence (OPEX) and Strategic Planning Workshop.  Details of each course are listed below!  Please contact the Santa Cruz [...]

FDA: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Constituent Update

2018-01-08T16:28:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Explaining How the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Will Work January 2, 2018 The Voluntary Qualified Importer Program, or VQIP, is a voluntary, fee-based program for importers that will allow expedited review and importation of human and animal foods into the United States for approved applicants who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the [...]

FPAA Attends AMC Annual Meeting

2017-12-15T17:40:17+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

November 30 – December 1st 2017 Puerto Peñasco, Sonora FPAA Board Director Jaime Chamberlain and Foreign Affairs Director Georgina Felix participated in the AMC Annual meeting that took place in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. Felix participated in the committee Sessions for Agribusiness and Wildlife, and Transportation, Infrastructure & Ports. Additionally, Felix and Jaime Chamberlain participated in the [...]

US Delays Mandate for Electronic Login Devices

2017-12-06T16:59:54+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Article by Tom Karst of The Packer Truckers carrying fresh produce and other agricultural commodities have been given a 90-day temporary waiver from Electronic Logging Device rule mandate that will be implemented Dec. 18. In addition to the 90-day waiver, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in late November it will [...]

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 [...]