United Fresh takes off on California fresh impact tour

03/07/2013 05:12:00 PM
Tom Karst

United Fresh Produce Association leaders will tour California cities and growing regions from March 13 to March 26 as part of what is being called the California Fresh Impact Tour.

Tom Stenzel, president of Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh, plans to share updates on food safety, immigration and nutrition initiatives at meetings throughout the state, according to a news release. He will also give a sneak preview of the May 14-16 United Fresh convention in San Diego.

“Our Fresh Impact Tours always allow us to engage in personal discussions about challenges facing our members, and to spotlight how United can help leverage the passion of individual members to make a difference for the greater industry,” Stenzel said in the release.

The tour begins in Delano with a luncheon with United Fresh chairman David Krause, president of Paramount Citrus.

“There are so many issues of concern to our members today,” Krause said in the release. “We want to hear our members’ concerns, and make sure that we’re addressing all of these key topics at our convention in San Diego.”

Other stops in the tour are Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salinas, Fresno, Santa Maria, Oxnard and San Bernadino. The tour ends with a meeting in San Diego, according to the release.



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