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PMA Contacts:
Meg Miller

Meg Miller

Director, Public Relations

Produce Marketing Association

1500 Casho Mill Road

Newark, DE 19711 USA

Tel: 302-738-7100 ext 3031

E-mail: mmiller@pma.com

Ed Treacy

Ed Treacy

Vice President, Supply Chain Efficiencies

Produce Marketing Association

1500 Casho Mill Road

Newark, DE 19711 USA

Tel: 302-738-7100 ext. 3018

E-mail: etreacy@pma.com

About Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

Produce Marketing Association is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing business solutions that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. For more information, visit www.pma.com.

CPMA Contacts:
Jane Proctor

Jane Proctor

Vice President, Policy & Issue Management

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)

162 Cleopatra Drive

Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 5X2 Canada

Tel: 613-226-4187 ext 212

Email: jproctor@cpma.ca

About Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization representing companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA members include major grower/shippers/packers/marketer, importer/exporters, transportation, brokers, distributor/wholesalers, retailers, fresh cuts and foodservice distributors/operators, processor integrating all segments of the fresh produce industry. CPMA is proud to represent over 730 international and Canadian members who are responsible for 90% of the fresh fruit and vegetable sales in Canada. CPMA is funded by the industry through voluntary membership and various services, activities and sponsorship programs. For more information about CPMA, please visit www.cpma.ca.

United Fresh Contacts:
Dave Vache

Dan Vache

Vice President, Supply Chain Management

United Fresh Produce Association

1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1100

Washington, D.C. 20006 USA

Tel: 425-629-6271

Email: dvache@unitedfresh.org

Ray Gilmer

Ray Gilmer

Vice President, Communications

United Fresh Produce Association

1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1100

Washington, D.C. 20006 USA

Tel: 202-303-3400 ext 425

Email: rgilmer@unitedfresh.org

About United Fresh Produce Association

Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association serves companies at the forefront of the global fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Western Regional office in Salinas, Calif., United Fresh and its members work year-round to make a difference for the produce industry by driving policies that increase consumption of fresh produce, shaping critical legislative and regulatory action, providing scientific and technical leadership in food safety, quality assurance, nutrition and health, and developing educational programs and business opportunities to assist member companies in growing successful businesses. For more information, visit www.unitedfresh.org.

GS1 US Contacts:
Krisztina Vida

Krisztina Vida 

Communications 

GS1 US

1009 Lenox Drive, Suite 202

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Tel:+1 609-620-8042

Email: kvida@gs1us.org

Angela Fernandez

Angela Fernandez

Vice President, Industry Engagement

GS1 US

1009 Lenox Drive, Suite 202

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Tel:+1 609-620-4506

Email: afernandez@gs1us.org

About GS1 US

GS1 US, a member of GS1, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards. More than 200,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, bar codes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). www.GS1US.org

Press Releases

Working Groups to Release New Guidance Documents and Case Study
- October 18, 2013

Produce Traceability Initiative Momentum Continues as Buyers Prepare for Implementation Roll-outs
- May 23, 2013

Produce Traceability Initiative to Offer Comments on Food and Drug Administration’s Product Tracing Pilot Report by Institute of Food Technologists
- March 4, 2013

Leadership Council Agrees to Enhance Produce Traceability Initiative
- November 5, 2012

Produce Traceability Initiative Helps Drive Change for Standardized RPC Labeling
- May 8, 2012

Produce Traceability Initiative Survey Finds Widespread Progress Toward All Milestones
- May 3, 2012

Produce Traceability Initiative Survey is Launched to Gauge Industry Adoption
- March 22, 2012

PTI Webinar Series Available for On-Demand Viewing
- October 4, 2011

PTI announces series of webinars to offer implementation assistance
- August 15, 2011

FDA participation, pilot projects, benchmarking report are highlights of May 2 PTI Leadership Council meeting
- May 5, 2011

PTI update: Pilot projects under way, Food Safety Modernization Act dominates FAQs
- March 9, 2011

PTI Leadership Council determines unique GTINs are a requirement for traceability
- March 9, 2011

The newly-formed Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Leadership Council met Oct. 13 to begin implementing the industry-led governance structure for the initiative moving forward.
- October 15, 2010

PTI names new Leadership Council, Working Groups
- October 8, 2010

PTI CALLS FOR WORKING GROUP VOLUNTEERS, GS1 US JOINS INITIATIVE
- August 25, 2010

PTI END GOAL UNCHANGED, CHANGES COMING TO LEADERSHIP, MILESTONES, OUTREACH
- May 25, 2010

Surveys Gauge Industry’s Traceability Readiness
Nearly Two-Thirds of Respondents Indicate Pursuit of Whole-Chain Traceability

- March 25, 2010

PTI STEERING COMMITTEE REAFFIRMS MISSION, PLANS MORE ROBUST ENGAGEMENT WITH INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS
- February 22, 2010

PMA touts industry initiative as sufficient in traceability comments, testimony to FDA
- October 15, 2008

34 Supply Chain Leaders Endorse Plan for Chain-wide Electronic Produce Traceability
- October 7, 2008

Produce industry already enhancing traceability on its own, PMA’s Silbermann tells Congress
- July 30, 2008

Produce Traceability Initiative Steering Committee creates milestones for traceability
- April 30, 2008

Produce Traceability Initiative Steering Committee’s first meeting begins laying groundwork for industry-wide standards program
- January 15, 2008

PMA, CPMA, United Fresh appoint steering committee of the Produce Traceability Initiative
- November 28, 2007