Links for Produce Industry Professionals

The Packer: Including the online version of industry standard The Packer's Guide, produce industry news, credit information and marketing tools, this is a comprehensive website for those selling fresh produce, products and services.

United Fresh Fruit Vegetables: Founded in 1904 to represent the produce industry, 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.

PMA: Over the past 60 years, PMA has grown from a converted barber shop headquarters - with just a few members - to a global trade association serving more than 3,000 member companies in 45 countries around the world.

Western Growers: For more than 80 years, Western Growers has been the nation's leading agricultural trade association. Western Growers' 3,000 members grow, pack and ship 90 percent of the fresh vegetables and nearly 70 percent of the fresh fruit and nuts grown in Arizona and California, about one-half of the nation's fresh produce.

UC Davis Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center: Dedicated to reducing postharvest losses and improving the quality, safety and marketability of fresh horticultural products, the Center provides information to virtually every participant in the produce food chain.

Refrigeration Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA): Established in 1910, RETA is an international society of individuals and organizations involved in industrial refrigeration. With over 3900 members, RETA provides education and training throughout the world.

Ammonia Safety & Training Institute (ASTI): Ammonia is widely used throughout the precooling industry. In recognition of this role, Western Precooling has worked with ASTI since it was established in 1991 to increase ammonia safety through training and education.