| ||The RED BOOK Business Character Award For 75 years the BCA (Business Character Award) has been awarded to members that establish and maintain a reputation of ethical trading practices, business competence and financial stability. Eligibility is reviewed annually or more frequently if warranted by trade reports. A company through its officers, employees, or agents, must demonstrate considerable industry knowledge and a pattern of reputable operations through its length of time in business or collective industry experience. That pattern is established by, and knowledge is reflected in, trade reports submitted to Red Book Credit Services.|
|Committed to Leadership and Serving the Trade's Needs Since 1901, Produce Reporter Company has been the leader in providing the domestic and international fresh produce and exempt transportation industries with timely, accurate, and reliable credit and marketing information. Produce suppliers, buyers, brokers, and transporters alike rely on Blue Book information to make safe, informed, and profitable business decisions. Produce Reporter Company's staff is comprised of a team of experienced and knowledgeable individuals, 100% committed to fulfilling our Members' needs promptly, courteously, and with integrity. State-of-the-art technology is actively used as a tool to, help our staff manage and analyze the volume of trade information used in establishing Blue Book ratings. Ever aware of our Members' changing needs, Produce Reporter Company continues to enhance existing services and create new, innovative services. The goal, in all cases, is to offer top quality services that provide value to Blue Book Members.|
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|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 trade 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 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.|
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|EurepGAP is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe.|EurepGAP is a pre-farm-gate-standard that means the certificate covers the process of the certified product from before the seed is planted until it leaves the farm. EurepGAP is a business-to-business label and is therefore not directly visible for the consumers.
EurepGAP is an equal partnership of agricultural producers
and retailers which want to establish certification standards and procedures for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
EurepGAP is a set of normative documents. These documents cover the EurepGAP General Regulations, the EurepGAP Control Points and Compliance Criteria and the EurepGAP Checklist.