North American industry experts on traceability and food safety regulations will speak Jan. 22 in Lima, Peru at an event organized by the South American country’s produce and export organizations.

Peruvian exporters will hear Ed Treacy, vice president of supply chain efficiencies at the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association speak about the components of the Produce Traceability Initiative and review implementation dates with exporters, according to a news release about the event.

Meanwhile, Dan Vache, vice president of supply chain management for the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association will give a presentation focusing on the benefits of traceability through the supply chain.

A panel discussion and networking session will allow attendees to ask questions about traceability and food safety issues, according to the release.

In addition, Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy at United Fresh, will outline current food safety-related requirements and expectations of supermarkets and buyers, according to the release.

The event, slated for the Westin Hotel in San Isidro, Lima, is organized by AGAP and PromPeru, and supported by APEM, IPEH, ProCitrus, PeruProHass, ProVid, the Peruvian Consulate, and the Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association, according to the release.

The registration fee for the workshop is $140, according to the release. For more information or to register for the event, contact TradeTraining/Peru at Tel: (51-1)715-2618, e-mail:, or