Sbrocco is affiliated with numerous well known organizations in the produce industry. Listed are some of the key associations Sbrocco has been a part since its establishment.
USDA – Sbrocco has a long lasting relationship with the United States Department of Agricultural as we have retained contracted USDA Quality Inspectors to inspect all fruit upon arrival. Sbrocco and the USDA work closely together, as the goal is always to provide safe, high-quality produce with each and every delivery. Sbrocco implemented strict guidelines in all facilities with Standard Operating Procedures that are in place to ensure all fruit is handled properly and is compliance with all USDA regulations.
The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) recognizes that customs can provide the highest level of security only through close cooperation with the ultimate owners of the supply chain, importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators, and manufacturers. This initiative asks that business work to ensure the integrity of their supply chain processes and business partners, and successfully maintain open communication of their status. The program is not limited to large importer/exporters as Customs and Boarder Protection recognizes that small and medium-sized companies are integral parts of maintaining secure borders.
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.
Blue Book Online Services is a leader in the produce industry as they help companies make informed business decisions and trust them to provide the most accurate and current information about the produce marketplace.
The Eastern Produce Council is an organization that’s mission is to provide a membership with multiple networking opportunities in the produce industry, as well as to advance the sales and awareness of fresh fruits and vegetables. The EPC is a source for gathering and exchanging the latest industry information, enabling companies to be kept informed of the newest trends and seasonal commodity forecasts. The EPC also provides its members with the most relevant, up-to-date information available. Among this council other known organizations that are associated include the New England Produce Council, and the Southeastern Produce Council.
The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (CACCGP) is a non-profit, membership organization created to develop increase and improve commercial trade relations between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region. The chamber brings together people and businesses with an interest in reaching this goal through participation in a variety of activities and programs. The CACCGP assists entrepreneurs and investors establishing contacts by providing material valuable to the conduct of importing and exporting activities. Building upon the existing trade between Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region can benefit economic growth in both Chile and the Delaware Valley. Through membership in the CACCGP any business can share this growth and establish relations with this trading partner. Harold Sbrocco, the President of Sbrocco International, Inc. received the Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from the CACCGP in order to celebrate and recognize the strong and deep commercial, trade, cultural, and diplomatic relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.
The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization serving the produce trade. In addition to consultation, mediation, and arbitration, they work closely with industry associations and governments on behalf of the members to reform legislation, make federal inspections more accessible, develop best practices, and level the playing field for participants.
Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health. The program is led by the Produce for Better Health Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to help spread the word about the health benefits of adding more fruits and veggies to your diet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 recommends that Americans make half their plate fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks. Products and recipes that carry the logo must meet strict nutrition criteria. These standards are set by CDC, the leading public health authority for the brand, to ensure products and recipes promoting the brand offer an overall healthy nutrient profile. Every Sbrocco package wears the logo as the company is proud to proclaim their partnership with Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® .
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is a global trade association whose 2200 members represent the full supply chain of the produce and mass-market floral industry, from seed producer to supermarket or foodservice outlet. Sbrocco has been a proud partner with PMA as the company is part of their Gold Circle program. PMA’s Gold Circle campaign funds critical programs and initiatives that promote global food safety while strengthening consumer confidence in fresh produce. Gold Circle Members are among an elite group of industry leaders who are dedicated to assuring a safe and healthy produce experience.