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The United Fresh Produce Association is shining a light on five individuals in five distinct areas of the fresh produce supply chain through a new recognition program.

The association will recognize the honorees at the United Fresh Convention & Expo June 10-12 in Chicago.

The areas of expertise are the same as the association’s Expert Advisory Councils:

  • Finance and business management;
  • Food safety and technology;
  • Government relations;
  • Produce marketing and merchandising; and
  • Supply chain logistics.

“Thousands of individuals work hard every day to ensure the success of their companies and the broader produce industry,” Tom Stenzel, president and CEO of United Fresh, said in a news release.  “This program will allow us to shine a spotlight on individuals who have made a strong impact in critical areas for our industry.”

The association is accepting nominations through April 9 on the United Fresh website. For more information, contact Amanda Griffin, the association’s senior director of education and member programs, at [email protected] or 202-303-3412.

“We’re excited to launch this new awards program to honor outstanding individuals across the produce industry,” Cindy Jewell, vice president of marketing for California Giant Berry Farms and chairwoman of the board directors of the association.

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