As you can see from the banner, our name has changed. We are no longer the Food Safety and Traceability Committee, but the Technical Advisory Group (TAG). This name change has come about because over the last 12 months, our scope has widened from just food safety to include biosecurity, as well as weights and measures, and if the last executive meeting is anything to go by, TAG may well be looking at gases. It is therefore time for an update (see newsletter below).
Presentation from the United Fresh AGM - June 2017
TAG Newsletter - August 2017
TAG Newsletter - June 2017
FS&T Newsletter - Jul 2016
FS&T Newsletter - Nov 2015
FS&T Newsletter - Sept 2015
FS&T Newsletter - May 2015
Dr Hans Maurer, United Fresh Food Safety & Tracebility Committee
United Fresh Executive and Director Strategy & Marketing, The AgriChain Centre
25 Jan 2018
DataBar's move into the Produce Industry
Consumers, retailers, wholesalers, packhouses and growers alike are all familiar with fruit label- the tiny stickers commonly found on oranges, apples, kiwifruit, avocadoes and a myriad of other produce.
10 Aug 2017
Technical Advisory Group Update - August 2017
United Fresh Technical Advisory Group members have attended several conferences as reported in this update.
20 Jun 2017
Technical Advisory Group - Update June 2017
As you can see from the banner, our name has changed. We are no longer the Food Safety and Traceability Committee, but the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).
10 Mar 2017
URGENT LeaderBrand salad product recall announcement
On Thursday the 9th of March at 11am, LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. was advised that one of its salad product lines tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria or ‘Listeria’ as it is more commonly known.
10 Mar 2017
Reminder: New Food Safety Law and Templates for Businesses to Manage Food Safety
The Food Act is a new law for Food Safety, which came into effect on 1st March 2016.
22 Sep 2016
United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Update - September 2016
Food Safety Law Reform Bill - what it means for your fresh produce business
19 Aug 2016
A Note from Hastings District Council for Local Businesses
CHLORINATION OF HASTINGS WATER SUPPLY
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.
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”
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
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.
03 Feb 2016
New Food Act Takes Effect Next Month – Are you ready?
New Food Act and Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety
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.
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.
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.
25 Nov 2015
United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Update
October and November have been busy for the United Fresh Food Safety & Traceability Committee.
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.
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.
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.
04 Sep 2015
Strawberry Traceability Pilot 2016
This project focuses on the external traceability challenges arising in the domestic fresh market strawberry supply chain, as the fruit passes from grower to retailer. United Fresh is working with GS1 New Zealand in this pilot project.
01 Sep 2015
Food Law Update
MPI will be launching an online tool to help people understand the Food Act 2014, which comes into affect on 1st March 2016.
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.
28 Aug 2015
Fresh Produce Safety Conference, Sydney August 2015
United Fresh attended this conference run by PMA Australia & New Zealand’s Fresh Produce Safety Centre, hosted at the University of Sydney.
18 Feb 2015
United Fresh Takes the Lead in Food Safety and Traceability
For over two decades United Fresh has worked on behalf of the New Zealand produce industry on Food Safety, Traceability and Industry Standards. To further strengthen this framework and safeguard food safety, we recently established the Food Safety and Traceability Committee.