FPAA Announces Points of Focus for Upcoming 48th Annual Nogales Produce Convention and Golf Tournament
- by Jessica Donnel
NOGALES, AZ - Ready for a sneak peak at the coming Mexican import season? Well, mark your calendars for November 3rd though the 5th, and start packing your bags for Nogales, Arizona, because the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is kicking off this year’s Nogales Produce Convention and Golf Tournament. The convention will once again take place at the lovely Tubac Golf Resort and Spa.
Along with the unveiling of the Mexican Produce Import Report, FPAA says that attendees will gain a comprehensive description of what produce companies may need in order to fully comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act regulations.
“We believe that a successful season not only depends on good market conditions, high demand and market access, but also good preparation, training, and knowledge, therefore, we are excited to start the season with educational sessions in these two major topics: food safety and the Import Report,” shared Lance Jungmeyer, President of the FPAA.
In the session on food safety, speakers will explain to attendees which kind of food safety training and certifications their companies will need to comply with new FSMA rules. The FPAA explained in a press release that, depending on the nature of each supply chain, you and your competitors may have completely different food safety compliance needs.
In the 2015/16 Import Report-focused session, a panel of growers will reveal trends in the import industry, using statistics and comparisons from various seasons and showing which items are gaining and losing ground in the market.
“We would like to invite the industry to participate in the 48th Nogales Produce Convention not only because it is an incredible opportunity to network, but to strengthen the overall fresh produce industry,” added Jungmeyer.
Both educational sessions are scheduled from 12 PM to 3 PM at the chapel of the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, and are no cost to the public. However, attendees are required to register at www.freshfrommexico.com.