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Food Safety Forum Presentations

Thursday, 8 November 2012 | Posted in Food Safety/Traceability by Erin Hart

A forum held at the University of Sydney on Thursday 8 November 2012 brought together local and international participants from across the fresh produce supply chain to discuss food safety and how to protect Australia’s reputation for producing affordable, nutritious and safe fresh produce. The forum was part of a collaborative project funded by voluntary contributions from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and PMA Australia - New Zealand, and matched funds from the Australian Government through HAL.  


Speakers included:
  • Richard Bennett, Portfolio Manager – Quality Assurance and Food Safety, Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) 
  • Dr Bob Whitaker, Chief Science and Technology Officer, PMA, & Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee, CPS 
  • Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, Executive Director, CPS 
  • Lorna Christie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, PMA Global 


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To view the speaker presentations and find out more about the forum, click below. 




Find out more about the PMA A-NZ Food Safety Initiative, here

Check out PMA's full range of global food safety resources, here.

GS1 Standards [Food Safety & Traceability]

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | Posted in Global Info Sources by Erin Hart

The Fresh Produce Industry has adopted the GS1 standards for Numbering and Barcoding of pre packaged goods, non retail trade items and logistics units. In addition GS1 Australia manages on behalf of industry, Price Look Up Codes and a catalogue of National Global Trade Item Numbers for Non Retail Trade Units of Loose Produce.

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Center for Produce Safety (CPS) [Food Safety & Traceability]

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | Posted in Global Info Sources by Erin Hart

PMA Global is working on major initiatives to strengthen the safety of the global produce supply. We contributed $2 million to found the Center for Produce Safety at the University of California, Davis.  The Center is focused on aggressive research, training and outreach to reduce the risk factors of food borne illnesses in produce.  Ongoing support is provided by PMA's Gold Circle and annual research progress is shared with the industry each June at the CPS Food Safety Research Symposium.

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Crunch & Sip [Consumption & Nutrition]

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | Posted in Global Info Sources by Erin Hart

Crunch&Sip® is a set break to eat fruit (or salad vegetables) and drink water in the classroom. Students 're-fuel' with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon -assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. 

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Go for 2 & 5 (Australia) [Consumption & Nutrition

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | Posted in Global Info Sources by Erin Hart

Health authorities in Australia recommend you eat at least 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables every day, which prompted the Australian 'Go for 2 & 5' campaign. This site allows you to find out about the benefits of fruit and vegies, nifty ways to get more fruit and vegies into your day, plus some super simple tasty recipes.

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