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Tom Stenzel

Tom Stenzel

Tom Stenzel is president and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association in Washington D.C. He has been with the non-profit organization for more than 20 years. United Fresh members include people from the fresh produce supply chain, from seed to store. The focus of the organization is described on its website as follows: “We empower industry leaders to join forces to shape sound government policy. We deliver the resources and expertise companies need to succeed in managing complex business and technical issues. We provide the training and development individuals need to advance their careers in produce. Through these endeavors, we unite our industry with a common purpose – to build long-term success for our members, and grow produce consumption.”


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The food police are coming — liability and DOJ enforcement


The notion that “the food police are coming” motivated attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference earlier this month to attend a session featuring Jeffrey Steger, assistant director in the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, and prominent attorney Doug Fellman, a partner, at Hogan Lovells US LLP. There have been many… Continue Reading

Produce group applauds extension of food safety deadlines


The extension and clarification of compliance dates released Aug. 23 by FDA, combined with the draft guidance documents released Aug. 23-24, enable the fresh produce industry to better understand how to comply with the applicable rules. We appreciate that FDA heard and responded to our concerns and requests. FDA recognizes that packinghouses should have the same… Continue Reading