Our Industry Networks





United Fresh is the New Zealand pan industry body for the produce industry. Its vision is to create a sustainable fresh fruit and vegetable industry for New Zealand by connecting the fresh fruit and vegetable value chain. United Fresh will achieve this by providing value adding services to the industry and by representation the industry on any issues that matters to the produce value chain as a whole.

United Fresh has nearly 30 years’ experience supporting and promoting the fresh produce industry, working with the entire value chain, from seed producer and grower to consumer, and providing leadership on pan‑produce issues.

Dr Hans Maurer is a member of the United Fresh Executive Committee, acts as the Committee’s Knowledge Officer and is Chair of the United Fresh Technical Advisory Group.

You can learn more about United Fresh, its members, and its work here.







The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) was incorporated in 2006 and is made up of National Produce Associations from around the world.

IFPS is a global partnership between fruit and vegetable associations that aims to increase the efficiency of the fresh produce supply chain through the development, implementation and management of coordinated international standards.

Dr Hans Maurer is the New Zealand director on the Board of IFPS and the current Vice Chair. Anne-Marie Arts is the New Zealand representative on the IFPS Food Safety Committee.

Learn more about IFPS here.






The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (NZFSSRC) was established to harness the best of scientific expertise from across industry, government, and research providers.

The Centre aims to provide an internationally credible science base as support to decision-making in public health and the food industry, with their focus being on improving hazard detection methods in the food production chain and reducing the risk of food-borne illness to consumers.

Anne-Marie Arts is a member of the NZFSSRC Industry Advisory Group.

The seventh edition of the “Consumed” magazine released by the NZFSSRC in March 2021, features an interview with Anne-Marie Arts , Managing Director of The AgriChain Centre, where she talks about her work and the importance of food safety.

Learn more about the NZFSSRC here.







The Dutch Produce Centre focuses on thought leadership and information management in fresh information technology, providing support for sector projects, and advising businesses on information management in the fruit & vegetable sector. It is also involved in the development of ICT innovations, targeted coaching and industry education.

Anne-Marie Arts and Dr Hans Maurer are associated with this unique network. The Netherlands are globally recognised as leading edge contributors to produce industry innovation. This connects The AgriChain Centre to the latest developments and learnings generated from innovative projects arising from, and involving, the Dutch fresh produce industry.


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