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Produce Inspection Training Program

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Hands-on instruction for anyone involved in the produce supply chain!

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United Fresh and the USDA-AMS have partnered to bring the industry three Produce Inspection Training Programs in 2012.  This unique program is designed to provide real, hands-on instruction from USDA experts to anyone involved in the produce supply chain - grower to retailer. 
If you receive, handle, buy, ship, or sell produce - this course is for you!

“Our field inspectors are responsible for ensuring the best quality is distributed to our stores so we can exceed the needs of our customers,” said Keith Johnson, Western Area Manager, Kroger-Wesco.  “It is imperative that they are trained and educated with a universal process and language - and that is exactly what the United Produce Inspection Training Program has to offer.”

This specialized training consists of two courses: Fundamentals of Produce Inspection and Commodity Labs.  The 2-day Fundamentals Course is a classroom-based program that covers grading, standards, tolerances, PACA, sampling procedures, and more. 
The 3-day Commodity Labs course focuses on hands-on commodity inspections in the lab. Each Commodity Labs course includes inspection of the five most commonly requested commodities: Grapes, Lettuces, Potatoes, Strawberries, and Tomatoes, plus up to 7 additional commodities based on the attendees' most common preferences.
Test your inspection knowledge!  Take our fun produce inspection quality quiz:
Register today for one of our 2012 Produce Inspection Courses:

  • January 9-10, 2012           
  • Fundamentals of Produce Inspection *    

  • January 11-13, 2012
  • Commodity Labs                              
  • January 9-13, 2012   
  • Both Courses                                      

  • May 21-22, 2012
  • Fundamentals of Produce Inspection *

  • May 23-25, 2012
  • Commodity Labs
  • May 21-25, 2012
  • Both Courses
  • September 10-11, 2012
  • Fundamentals of Produce Inspection *
  • September 12-14, 2012
  • Commodity Labs
  • September 10-14, 2012
  • Both Courses

    *Attendees must attend the Fundamentals Course as a pre-requisite to the Commodity Labs

    Group Discounts
    Companies who register three or more attendees for both the Fundamentals & Commodity Labs Courses will receive a $100 a discount off each registration fee. Registrations must be received at the same time, for the same course.

    Sign up your team to become more proficient and knowledgeable about quality control standards, inspection grading, USDA produce procedures and requirements, and much more!

    Click here to download the course flyer and registration form or contact Shannon Young, education manager, at 202-303-3405 for more information.

    Presented in partnership with: USDA

    United Fresh Produce Association
    1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20006
    Tel: 202 303 3400
    Fax: 202 303 3433