Recall Ready Training Workshop scheduled

The United Fresh Recall Ready Training Workshop is making its next stop in the Midwest. At Hamburger University in Oak Brook IL on McDonald’s headquarters campus outside Chicago, the Recall Ready Team will conduct the final 2015 workshop for all produce industry members December 8-9.

“You don’t want an actual recall to be a training exercise and unfortunately, we know that recall events will continue to have an impact on the entire fresh produce supply chain,” said David Gombas, senior vice-president of food safety and technology for United Fresh. “As an industry, we must all be committed to implementing effective strategies to protect public health, comply with government requirements, and moreover, minimize the impacts on businesses.”

United’s Recall Ready Training Workshop is designed for companies throughout the produce supply chain. This hands-on training workshop will help companies understand the fundamentals of a product recall, including their rights and responsibilities; the role of the FDA; and how to limit liability, manage customer expectations, and develop a recall plan.

Everyone within a produce company who may work on a potential recall can benefit from this training. The workshop combines recall protocols and communication management principles to ensure that food safety, sales, marketing, and management teams work together effectively throughout a recall event.

To register for the workshop or learn more, see

For more information on United Fresh Recall Ready services, contact Erin Grether Lootens at 202-303-3402 or email [email protected]

United Fresh’s Recall Ready Program and Recall Ready Training Workshop is a partnership between United Fresh and the legal and communication experts at OFW Law and Watson Green LLC, respectively.

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