Starting this month, United Fresh members can participate in a new web seminar series hosted by the group’s Market Segment Boards and Expert Councils.

The first web seminar in the monthly series is set for Jan. 16 and will be hosted by the United Fresh Grower-Shipper Board. Titled "Strategies for Limiting Your Legal Exposure in Recalls,” the web seminar will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern and is free of charge for members, according to a news release from Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh.

The one-hour web seminar will help produce companies understand the legal consequences from foodborne illness outbreaks and recall events, according to the release. The event will also identify strategies that companies can use to avoid huge financial losses and criminal charges in the future, according to the release.

The web seminar will include a question and answer period that will allow participants the chance to ask questions, according to the release. Attorneys David Durkin, Olsson, Frank & Weeda, and Danny Gurwitz, Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, will speak during the web seminar, according to the release. Their presentations will examine the scope of America’s food safety laws, review case studies showing successful legal strategies, and address critical civil and criminal liability issues facing fresh produce companies, according to the release.

Registration for the web seminar is free to United Fresh members and $50 for non-members. Information about the web seminar is available online.

After the Jan. 16 event, United Fresh said the next web seminar will be held Feb. 21 and hosted by the Food Safety & Technology Council of United Fresh. That event will address how to use FDA’s Quantitative Risk Assessment to validate alternative food safety limits to those published in the proposed Produce Safety Rule, according to the release.