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The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, Nogales, Ariz., is recognizing the efforts of its members to keep food moving through the supply chain during the pandemic.

The FPAA said its members remain committed to delivering fresh produce, from dispatchers to sales staff, warehouse experts and quality control supervisors show up to work in southern border areas of Texas, Arizona and California, according to a news release.

“The staff of the FPAA is acting diligently to assist our members in any way we can through this challenging time,” according to the release. “We hold video meetings and answer questions. We share the latest government recommendations to members and advocate for their needs to continue to do their jobs.”

The association said its members work with partners in the U.S., Mexico and Canada to maintain strict controls on access to warehouses.

“Our members are American companies working hard for North Americans,” according to the release. “They are on the front lines of our food supply chain. In these uncertain times, they provide stability. 

“They are vital to our economy, and they are vital for our health,” according to the release. “They know America depends on them to have the food we need.”

For more coverage of industry groups during the crisis, see The Packer's COVID-19 webpage.

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