We are actively consulting the resources and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are using these guiding resources as we formulate decisions for our own events and programs, as well as to determinethe most accurate and science-based information that is relevant to PMA members.
We’ve addressed some of the most frequent questions below, and please continue to reach out to us with your questions and concerns.
How does this impact upcoming PMA and CGT events?
Our vision is to bring together the global produce and floral community to grow a healthier world. This is our guiding principle for all we do, and it is with the health of our members, our industry and our community in mind that we have made the decision to postpone all PMA and CGT events through May 1, 2020. This includes the following events:
We are continuously monitoring the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and will utilize all available resources to guide our decisions regarding future PMA and CGT events.
We are in communication with registered guests and sponsors for our affected events to provide next steps. If you have an immediate question or concern, our Member Services team is here to support you. Please reach out to [email protected].
What are the implications for food safety?
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Association have released the following joint statement on the safety of produce during the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“There are no clinically confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to the consumption of fresh produce or food sold through traditional retail outlets. As consumers select their produce, adhering to food safety guidance is critical. We encourage consumers to wash their hands, and wash and prepare their produce following FDA recommendations.”
More information will be posted here in the coming days.”