• 24 Sep 2018

    Major Fresh Produce Traceability Project Underway in New Zealand

    In light of the recent shocking Australian strawberry tampering event, the New Zealand produce industry is taking every action possible to reassure customers their safety systems are robust.

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  • 27 Aug 2018

    Sweet Success: Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Providing Positive Impact

    New research into the impact of Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) has found it is the widest-reaching health initiative for low decile schools in New Zealand, vastly improving health and education outcomes for students.

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  • 03 Jul 2018

    United Fresh secures Sustainable Farming Fund for Traceability Project

    We are pleased to announce work has begun on a three-year project to investigate traceability within the industry. 

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  • 25 Aug 2017

    United Fresh Puts Bigger Serving Portions on the Table with Latest Nutrition Panel Release

    United Fresh has just completed an update of its nutrition information panels (NIPs) for the entire fresh fruit and vegetable sector

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  • 13 Feb 2017

    Fruit in Schools reaches record numbers for 2017

    More than 104,000 students are benefitting from the successful Fruit in Schools initiative as a new term kicks off in 2017. 

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  • 03 Oct 2016

    New President Marks Quarter-Century Milestone for United Fresh New Zealand

    Leadership and collaboration are vital to keep New Zealand’s horticulture industry blooming, says the new president of the country’s only pan-produce organisation.  

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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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  • 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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  • 23 Jun 2015

    How to Keep New Zealand’s Horticulture Industry Blooming

    Horticultural production in this country is flourishing with the latest figures showing the sector has topped the $7 billion mark for the first time. The figures were published in the April edition of Fresh Facts and showed in the year ended June 2014, the sector reached $7.16 billion in production, up from $6.7 billion the year before.

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  • 19 Feb 2015

    New Research Shows Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Help Kids to Grow and Thrive

    New research shows the Fruit In Schools programme, managed by United Fresh, is having a positive impact on children and nutrition. Although named Fruit in Schools, the programme includes fresh New Zealand vegetables as well.

    An independent evaluation has found Fruit In Schools is highly valued by principals and is well aligned with international evidence on how to improve nutrition and reduce obesity in children.

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  • 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.

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