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Organizations collaborate to bring traceability to Peruvian shippers

Peruvian exporters will have a unique chance to learn about produce industry traceability requirements and other food safety issues in a special seminar held in Lima, Peru, on January 22, 2013. The seminar is being organized by a coalition of produce and export organizations with the objective of ensuring all Peruvian exporters are informed about the upcoming PTI implementation dates and pending new food safety requirements.

Key U.S. experts in traceability and food safety will be presenting the seminar. Ed Treacy, Vice President of Supply Chain Efficiencies at Produce Marketing Association speak on the components of PTI and explain implementation dates to help exporters continue operating as reliable suppliers in the marketplace. Dan Vaché, Vice President of Supply Chain Management for United Fresh will cover the benefits of PTI from the grower to the consumer. Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at United Fresh will present requirements of supermarkets and buyers with respect to Food Safety, GAP, and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and questions with the speakers as well as notable Peruvian officials including Jorge Barrenechea Cabrera, General Director of Plant Health at SENASA. Attendees will also be able to network with representatives from traceability companies like Harvest Mark and N2N Global who are platinum sponsors of the event.

The event is organized by AGAP and PromPeru, and supported by APEM, IPEH, ProCitrus, PeruProHass, ProVid, the Peruvian Consulate, and the Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association. It will be held at the Westin Hotels & Resorts in San Isidro, Lima, Peru.

The registration fee for the seminar is $125 before December 14 and $140 after December 14.

For more information:
Tel: +51 1 715 2618

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