A United Fresh Produce Association course on preparing for food recalls and crisis communications has been so successful, itâs now offered online.
The Washington, D.C.-based association is offering âTraining for a Recall, Communicating Under Fire,â through the United Fresh Foundationâs Center for Food Safety and Quality, according to a news release. The program starts March 11 and consists of six weekly, hour-long sessions.
Food and Drug Administration representatives, attorneys and food safety experts are involved in the presentations, according to the news release. Topics include a companyâs rights and responsibilities during a recall, liability issues, customer communications and a step-by-step guide to navigate a recall.
âWeâve received a fantastic turnout for each in-person version of this course, but space was limited,â United Fresh senior vice president of member services Victoria Backer said in the release. âThis new online series provides a cost-effective opportunity for us to reach a much broader audience, bringing the same industry-leading concepts and exercises from the recall course right to the participantâs desk.â
Presenters scheduled for the course include:
- Larry Howell, recall and emergency coordinator for the FDAâs Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition;
- David Durkin of Olson, Frank & Weeda law firm;
- United Fresh senior vice president of food safety and technology David Gombas; and
- Ray Gilmer, United Freshâs vice president of communications.
is $495 for United Fresh members; $695 for non-members.
More information is available from United Fresh Education Manager Julie Jacocks at 202-303-3400, ext. 405, or at email@example.com.