United Fresh has over 25 years' experience supporting and promoting the fresh produce industry, working with the entire value chain, from seed producer and grower to consumer, providing leadership on pan‑produce issues

BIOSECURITY

United Fresh works in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries and Horticulture New Zealand to help protect New Zealand’s pan-produce industry from pests and diseases.

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FOOD LAW

United Fresh keeps members informed and provides guidance on Food Laws, including the Food Act 2014 and Standard 1.2.7 for making health and nutrient claims for fresh fruit and vegetables.

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FOOD SAFETY & TRACEABILITY

United Fresh works proactively on behalf of New Zealand’s domestic Produce Industry on Food Safety & Traceability initiatives and relevant Industry Standards.

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INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS

United Fresh takes a leading role and represents the produce industry internationally on issues important to our members and Industry Standards.

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Our Members Meeting and AGM was held May 12th 2016

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FRESH NEWS

  • 22 Sep 2016

    United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Update - September 2016

    Food Safety Law Reform Bill - what it means for your fresh produce business

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  • 06 Sep 2016

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - September 2016

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme in USA & Healthy Eating

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  • 19 Aug 2016

    A Note from Hastings District Council for Local Businesses

    CHLORINATION OF HASTINGS WATER SUPPLY

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  • 16 Aug 2016

    Important Notice for Horticulture businesses (growers, packhouses, distributors) from the Ministry for Primary Industries

    Health officials in Havelock North have issued a boil water notice for Council water supply.

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  • 09 Aug 2016

    What do babies, boobs and broccoli have in common?

    5+ A Day is proud to announce its support of a series of seminars on the importance of good nutrition for mums, kids and families.

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  • 28 Jul 2016

    United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Update - July 2016

    In May 2016 the United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Committee submitted a “Strategic Assessment in the New Zealand Domestic Fresh Produce Industry”

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  • 25 Jul 2016

    Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman says "More kids benefiting from Fruit in Schools"

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s expansion of the Fruit in Schools programme is seeing a record volume of fresh produce delivered to 547 schools across the country, benefitting more than 100,000 students.

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  • 01 Jul 2016

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - July/August 2016

    Eating healthier in US restaurants.

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  • 10 Jun 2016

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - June 2016

    Fruit & vegetable consumption and differences across countries

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  • 31 May 2016

    MPI invites United Fresh members to Food Act Event at Fieldays Wednesday 15th June

    FOOD ACT FOR PRODUCERS AND PROCESSORS EVENT

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  • 19 May 2016

    United Fresh AGM Tops Off Record Year & Celebrates 25 Years of Service

    Our United Fresh AGM & Members meeting held in Auckland on Thursday 12th May 2016 was well received by around 80 of our members who attended the event.

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  • 18 May 2016

    5+ A Day announces Julia & Libby as new brand ambassadors

    The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is pleased to announce a new brand ambassador partnership with health and wellbeing bloggers, Julia & Libby.

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  • 18 May 2016

    New Research: 5+ A Day most used resource across New Zealand

    New research by the University of Auckland has found that the 5+ A Day resource is the most used accross New Zealand’s early childhood education centres.

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  • 18 May 2016

    5+ A Day helps fuel Football Ferns on the road to the world stage

    The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is providing the Rio-bound Football Ferns with boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables every week before they head off in August.

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  • 13 May 2016

    United Fresh AGM & Members Meeting 2016

    Our United Fresh AGM & Members meeting held in Auckland on Thursday 12th May 2016 was well received by around 80 of our members

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  • 09 May 2016

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - May 2016

    Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

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  • 05 May 2016

    Where fresh fruit and vegetables stand with the Health Star Rating System

    Following our engagement with the Health Star Rating (HSR) development team when the system launched, we have had further communications

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  • 05 May 2016

    Branding Approval Centre – LIVE

    Approval of using the 5+ A Day and Tick logos has been streamlined with our new Branding Approval Centre.

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  • 05 May 2016

    Final Call for Registrations - AGM and Members Meeting

    If you haven’t registered for the United Fresh AGM and Members Meeting please do so here.

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  • 12 Apr 2016

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - April 2016

    Food Taxes & Subsidies

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  • 17 Mar 2016

    United Fresh Members Meeting and AGM - Diary Note - Thursday 12th May at 3:30pm

    Please join us for our United Fresh Members Meeting and AGM.

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  • 17 Mar 2016

    Get off the farm and on your bike

    Try your hand at cycling, running or walking this month.

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  • 08 Mar 2016

    Check out how United Fresh is working for you

    This report is a snapshot of some highlights for our organisation and our members as we work through 2016

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  • 07 Mar 2016

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - March 2016

    Polyphenols

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  • 09 Feb 2016

    The fruit & Veg Newsletter - WIC, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (US)

    Nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and improved healthcare access for low and moderate income women and young children with, or at risk of developing,

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  • 09 Feb 2016

    MPI Media Release - No further Tau flies found and restrictions now lifted

    MPI Surveillance Manager Brendan Gould says two weeks of trapping, fruit sampling and testing have passed and no further Tau flies have been found.

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  • 03 Feb 2016

    New Food Act Takes Effect Next Month – Are you ready?

    New Food Act and Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety

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  • 01 Feb 2016

    MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 1 February 2016

    No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.

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  • 25 Jan 2016

    MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 25 January 2016

    No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.

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  • 22 Jan 2016

    MPI Notification of a Tau Fly Detection - Manurewa, South Auckland

    MPI will be establishing a Controlled Area this afternoon in Manurewa, South Auckland as a result of a single Tau fly detection.

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  • 21 Dec 2015

    $1.2m extra to expand Fruit & Vegetables in Schools

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Fruit in Schools programme will be expanded to include an extra 77 schools, benefiting an additional 13,000 students.

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  • 14 Dec 2015

    MPI Update - Strain in fifth Hepatitis A case confirmed - 14 December 2015

    Results from testing have now confirmed that the fifth person, who recently contracted Hepatitis A, as reported last week, has the same strain of the virus as the other four people who fell sick with Hepatitis in late October and early November this year.

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  • 09 Dec 2015

    New development in MPI’s berry investigation - 9 December 2015

    A newly notified case of Hepatitis A is likely to be linked to the consumption of the Fruzio Mixed Berries product, which is currently the subject of an MPI-directed product recall.

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  • 04 Dec 2015

    MPI Announces Auckland Fruit Fly 2015 Response Closure

    With your support, the Queensland fruit fly is no longer residing in Auckland.

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  • 01 Dec 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly December Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the November update.

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  • 30 Nov 2015

    Ministry for Primary Industries Increase Surveillance of Imported Frozen Berry Products

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a media statement today regarding imported frozen berries and four reported cases of Hepatitis A.

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  • 25 Nov 2015

    United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Update

    October and November have been busy for the United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Committee.

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  • 20 Nov 2015

    Are you ready to #GETITIN with 5+ A Day?

    The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is about to raise consumption and the roof with its all new adult 5+ A Day Challenge this coming February.

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  • 13 Nov 2015

    Taste of Auckland

    It was great to see our members showcasing their fresh produce at last weekend’s Taste of Auckland event at Western Springs.

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  • 13 Nov 2015

    Strategic Review Meeting

    The United Fresh Executive, along with invited guests recently took part in a Strategic Review meeting.

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  • 03 Nov 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly November Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the October update. No additional fruit flies have been detected since the last report.

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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Register for our United Fresh Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop – 17/11/2015

    We are pleased to present our Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law Workshop in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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  • 07 Oct 2015

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - Food regulation and F&V promotion in Brazil - October 2015

    This Global F&V Newsletter features Brazil’s new dietary guideline role on promoting fruits and vegetables highlighting some key principles and perspectives adopted by the guideline to promote fruits and vegetables among other real foods.

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  • 06 Oct 2015

    Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop

    SAVE THE DATE - TUESDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2015.
    United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries invite members to attend a workshop on Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law.

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  • 06 Oct 2015

    Yersinia Pseudotuberculosis - Reviewing the Impact

    The United Fresh Food Safety Committee is undertaking a review of the issues surrounding the Yersenia Pseudotuberculosis Outbreak last year. The objective is to understand, from a domestic fresh produce industry perspective, the areas where we need to undertake planning in order to be better prepared for any future outbreaks.

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  • 21 Sep 2015

    MPI Launches Online Tool for Food Businesses

    Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew launched an online tool today that will help food businesses discover how they will be affected by the new Food Act 2014, which comes into force in March next year.

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  • 17 Sep 2015

    Plant & Food Research joins United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated

    One of New Zealand’s largest scientific research organisations, Plant & Food Research, has joined United Fresh. UF General Manager, Paula Dudley, says the organisation is looking forward to continuing its work with the highly regarded scientific institute.

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  • 04 Sep 2015

    Teenage Chefs Highlight 5+ A Day in Culinary Challenge 2015

    The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust were proud sponsors of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) this year and congratulate Burnside High School for taking out the grand prize and scholarship.

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  • 01 Sep 2015

    Food Safety, Food Security & Your Business Planning

    United Fresh partnered with Horticulture New Zealand to present a 90 minute breakout session on Food Safety, Food Security and Your Business Planning at the HortNZ 2015 Conference this year.

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  • 14 Jul 2015

    Re-assignment of Price Look-up Codes

    As the adoption of price look-up codes (PLU) has gained traction, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has committed to transitioning the previously unused ‘8’ prefix to accommodate an increase in varieties of fresh produce items as they enter the market.

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United Fresh is the only pan-produce industry organisation working in New Zealand for New Zealand members. Membership is open to all involved in the fresh produce industry. There are no levies; contributions are on a voluntary basis, which means you are able to tailor your membership to suit your organisation.

This is a United Fresh member only zone, to request log in access please email info@unitedfresh.co.nz

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United Fresh develops a wide range of valuable and relevant resources for members. These resources include Nutrition Information Panels for all fresh fruit and vegetables and a guide to making the associated health and nutrient claims. 5+ A Day promotional collateral is available for all members, along with a library of photography which members are able to access.

This is a United Fresh member only zone, to request log in access please email info@unitedfresh.co.nz