Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) Announces New Webinar for Best Papaya Practices
- by Anne Allen
MISSION, TX - It was only a short while ago when we reported on the release of a new Best Practices Guide for the Growing and Handling of Mexican Papaya, which alerted Mexican papaya growers, packers, and importers to important information regarding food safety. Within days, multiple companies were requesting and downloading the document from the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) and the United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA) website. Building off of this success, TIPA has announced a webinar to discuss how to begin implementation.
“We’ve received incredible feedback from retail and foodservice companies, particularly during the development of the best practices document,” said Dante Galeazzi, TIPA President and CEO, in a press release. “During this webinar, we expect more questions from all the various buyer entities in North America. As an industry, we want those further up the supply chain to not only embrace but to promote this effort and encourage their suppliers of Mexican papayas to participate in this guidance. After all, it’s a free document!”
TIPA and UFPA will host a webinar scheduled for June 4, 2020. Speakers include Dante Galeazzi and Emily Griep, Food Safety Manager of UFPA. This webinar will also discuss how this broad international collaboration plans to make the guide an on-going effort, with an education and research component, and how partners can help drive early adoption on a large scale.