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The latest news from NWFPA members and events concerning the food processing industry in the Northwest.

Evann Remington named 2015 Outstanding Young Professional

small evannWow! We're so proud of Evann Remington of NWFPA member Fresh N' Local Foods on her recognition as the 2015 Outstanding Young Professional at the First Citizen Awards from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.

Evann's infectious energy makes her a delight to work with on critical issues that affect Oregon's food and beverage companies. Fresh N' Local's mission to bring nutritious, local food to kids across the region is inspiring! Congratulations and thank you for you hard work, Evann!

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Listeria Control Workshop draws national support

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NEWS RELEASE

Listeria Control Workshop draws national support and speakers
in effort to increase food safety, prevent outbreaks
Northwest Food Processors Association and the Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention combine forces to help food, beverage and agriculture companies control spread of bacteria

March 15, 2016. Portland OR – In a recent survey of agricultural, food and beverage businesses, the most frequent answer to the question, “What keeps you awake at night?” was food safety and pathogen issues. In response, the Northwest Food Processors Association, along with the Alliance for Listeriosis Prevention, is hosting a Pacific Northwest Listeria Control Workshop, May 2-3, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

Topics will cover environmental monitoring programs, sampling protocols, equipment challenges, troubleshooting and crisis preparedness. Among the presenters are Dr. Mickey Parish, senior advisor of the Federal Drug Administration; Donna Garren, vice president of regulatory and technical affairs, American Frozen Foods Institute; Dr. John Butts, president, Food Safety and Design; Kate Woods, vice president of the Northwest Horticulture Council; and Dr. Dave Gombas, vice president of technical services, United Fresh Produce Association.

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Brian Campbell appointed to the board of WAFDO

We're proud to share that Brian Campbell, NWFPA Director of Food Safety & Policy, has been appointed to the Board of the Western Association of Food & Drug Officials (WAFDO)!

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Oregon Fruit Products goes from canned goods to good times with fruit beer market

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Eighty-year-old canned fruit company Oregon Fruit Products is becoming an essential part of the brewing industry with its aseptic purees that fruit beers and ciders rely on.

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Fish People now in Walmart

 

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PORTLAND, ORE. — Fishpeople is on a mission to “change consumers’ relationship with the sea.” The Portland-based seafood company is committed to sustainably harvesting all the fish it uses in its products from the United States.

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