Members of IFPS

  • The following national produce associations are IFPS members: 
  • • Asociacion de Exportadores de Frutas de Chile (ASOEX)
    • Canadian Horticultural Council
    • Canadian Produce Marketing Association
    • Fresh Produce Consortium (UK)
    • Frug I Com (Foundation Platform Fresh Chain Information, The Netherlands)
    • Norges Frukt-og Gronnsaksgrossisters Forbund (Norway)
    • Produce Marketing Association (US)
    • Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand
    • United Fresh (New Zealand)
    • United Fresh Produce Association (US)

  • Associate Members:
  • • GS1 Global
  • • Sinclair Systems (US)

 

 Members are recognized on the member of logo.

IFPS Members

About our membership..

There are two levels of membership, Ordinary Members and Associate Members.

Ordinary members are national trade associations or groups of national trade associations that represent individuals or organizations in their respective countries who/which are actively participating in the fresh produce supply chain, and act in a representative capacity; and have voting rights, one per Ordinary Member. 

Associate Membership is open to individuals or organizations who/which are associated with but not actively participating in the fresh produce supply chain industry; and do not have voting rights.

The group of members provide an international forum to address issues which require international harmonization or standardization for the produce sectors, and creates the first incorporated body constituted of national organizations providing direct representation of their respective countries' constituents.

DO PRODUCE STANDARDS MATTER IN YOUR COUNTRY? JOIN IFPS TODAY ! 

Asociación de Exportadores de Frutas de Chile

The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association was founded in 1935 and today has 351 member companies,  representing the 92% of the volume exported from Chile (from more than 6,000 growers). Also,  its members represent approximately 50% of the fruit crop production. The main role of ASOEX is to facilitate the export process to its members through different programs and services. The main programs are: Industry’s Sustainability  Program, called ChileGAP, (Food Safety, Social Corporate  Responsibility, Environmental Care), International Promotion of Chilean Produce, Productivity, Training and Labor Competences and Research & Development Programs.

Contact: Karen Brux, kbrux@fruitsfromchile.com

Website: www.asoex.cl; www.simfruit.cl

Fresh Produce Consortium


The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) is the UK’s fresh produce trade association and is recognised across the UK and European Union as the voice of the UK fresh produce and cut flower industry. FPC is an independent organisation owned by its membership which includes companies and associates from every sector of the industry: growers, importers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, packers, food service organisations and other allied organisations.  


Contact: Nigel Jenney, nigel@freshproduce.org.uk

Website: www.freshproduce.org.uk

Produce Marketing Association A-NZ


PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited is the first stand-alone global affiliate of Produce Marketing Association (PMA) - the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide. Members are buyers and sellers from every segment of the produce and floral supply chain.

The overall objective of the organisation is to "connect, inform and deliver business solutions that enhance members' prosperity". It will do this through quality networking events, industry-wide initiatives on food safety and traceability, attracting and developing talent and increasing fresh produce consumption, and providing educational and insightful information to its members that has real practical usage.


Contact: Richard Bennett, r.bennett@pma-anz.com 
Website: www.pma-anz.com 

Norges Frukt-og Gronnsaksgrossisters Forbund


Norwegian Association of Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers
Organizes 33 Norwegian wholesalers and importers active in marketing fruit and vegetables.

Our association works within the following areas:

• Food Safety
• Contact with Authorities
• Generic marketing through Norwegian Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Board
• Information to members
• Networking
• Electronic tracing


Contact: Gry Sorensen, gry.sorensen@fgsfrukt.no 
Website: 

www.frukt.no 

Produce Marketing Association


For more than 60 years, the Produce Marketing Association has been the leading trade association representing nearly 3,000 companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. Members rely on PMA for the business solutions they need to increase sales and consumption, build strong professional relationships, and expand business opportunities.


Contact: Ed Treacy, etreacy@pma.com
Website: www.pma.com 

United Fresh Produce Association






United Fresh Produce Association is the industry's leading trade association committed to driving the growth and success of produce companies and their partners. United Fresh represents the interests of member companies throughout the global, fresh produce supply chain, including family-owned, private and publicly traded businesses as well as regional, national and international companies. The association was founded in 1904 to represent the produce industry, and recently took the name United Fresh as a result of the 2006 merger of the United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association and the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association. United Fresh will continue the shared mission of IFPA and UFFVA to promote the growth and success of produce companies and their partners. As fresh-cut and other forms of value-added processing continue to fuel industry growth in meeting consumer demand for high quality, convenient produce, the association will continue to provide the highest level of expertise and management support for members in these critical areas.

 

Contact: Tom Stenzel, TStenzel@unitedfresh.org

Website: www.unitedfresh.org 

Canadian Horticultural Council

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is a voluntary, not-for-profit, national association which has been committed to promoting the interests of its members since 1922. The mission is to encourage cooperation and understanding to build national consensus on key issues, thereby delivering unified and clear representation to governments and other national and international parties.

Members are primarily involved in the production and packing of over 120 horticulture crops comprised of fruit and vegetables and include provincial and national horticultural commodity organizations representing more than 25,000 producers in Canada, as well as allied and service organizations, provincial governments and individual producers.

The CHC’s activities include representation and advocacy on matters such as crop protection, risk management programs, food safety and traceability, grade standards and labelling and trade agreements. The CHC was responsible for the development of the internationally recognized CanadaGAP™ food safety program and the establishment of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and a national Science Cluster for Horticulture.

Contact: Rebecca Lee, rlee@hortcouncil.ca

Websites: www.hortcouncil.ca

Canadian Produce Marketing Association

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada, from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA is proud to represent more than 730 international and Canadian members, integrating all segments of the fresh produce industry, who are responsible for 90% of the fresh fruit and vegetable sales in Canada. CPMA is funded by the industry through voluntary membership and various services, activities and sponsorship programs. 

CPMA's vision is to increase the market for fresh fruit and vegetables in Canada by encouraging cooperation and information exchange among all segments, at the domestic and international level, of the produce industry. To accomplish its mission, CPMA focuses its efforts on the following seven key activities: 

- Food Safety 

 - Government and Trade Relations 

 - Industry Efficiency Technology 

 - Health and Nutrition 

 - Marketing and Promotion 

 - Networking 

 - Education and Training 

 

Contact: Jane Proctor,  jproctor@cpma.ca
Website: www.cpma.ca 

Frug I Com








Frug I Com is a unique framework of cooperation involving the Dutch fresh produce chain. In 2003, the active participants in this chain established Frug I Com – Stichting Platform AGF Keteninformatie – to organize and promote the use of electronic information in the fresh produce chain. The primary aim of the organization is to implement electronic data exchange between links in the fresh produce chain by using labeling and digital systems based on international standards for  quality, logistics, commerce and finance.

Frug  I Com is founded by associations from grower till retailer across the complete chain. Founders are:
• CBL - Dutch Food Retail Association
• DPA - Dutch Produce Association
• Frugi Venta - Fruit Trade Association Netherlands
• GS1 - GS1 The Netherlands
• LTO Nederland -  Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture
• Productschap Tuinbouw - Dutch Board for Horticulture

Frug I Com has signed a convenant on participation, support and implementation electronic datainterchange with companies in the industry. These companies represents more than 70% of the Dutch Fresh Supply Chain. Also there is a Solution Provider Programma where 20 Solution Providers participate in. (software-development companies etc.).
 

Contact: H. Schmeitz, schmeitz@frugicom.nl 
Website: www.frugicom.nl 

United Fresh

United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated is the country’s only pan-produce organisation - with 84 members from across the fresh produce value chain. United Fresh president, David Smith, says horticulture, which is currently a $3.5 billion industry, is an important export earner for the country. And turning it into a $10 billion industry by 2020 needs vision, co-operation and collaboration. Outside of United Fresh we are all competitors in the marketplace but within United Fresh it’s an open forum, where we all pull together and communicate about industry ‘good’ issues," says David. "This creates an umbrella across our industry for external communication with the government, the public, media or international organisations." The primary objective of United Fresh is to promote the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables to New Zealanders, through the 5+ A Day and Fruit In Schools programmes. The formation of the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust, with the children of New Zealand as the beneficiaries, was a strategic move by United Fresh to separate the organisation’s administrative role from the promotional role of 5+ A Day," he says. "And it has been a huge success." While other countries have similar 5+ A Day programmes, New Zealand is one of the few to be entirely driven by the produce industry and it is highly respected internationally, says David. United Fresh’s main goal  is to continue fostering collaboration within the industry. "In the future there will be an increased need for more interaction between government and industry organisations. Our  role is to make sure we bring all the parties together to promote the industry in a positive way. United Fresh endorses and promotes success both internationally and domestically. Its overall objective is to grow the industry, and to make this happen we must make sure all parties are working together.”


Contact: H. Maurer hmaurer@agrichain-centre.com
Website: www.unitedfresh.co.nz