January 2023
TFPA Newsletter
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​P.O. Box 341 
​College Station, TX 77841

Notes From Our President
As we finish up 2022, I can’t help but look back at the year with gratefulness and relief.  I’m grateful for my family, a job, a wonderful city to raise my family, my health.  I’m relieved that our lives are getting back to normal and excited to put a year behind me and see what the new year brings. I am thankful to be in the food industry and connected with such a great organization of people. Please continue to stay involved with the TFPA and help us support our causes.  I look forward to seeing you all at our next event.
All the best,
Ashley Seelig, President.

TFPA Updates
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on food traceability designed to facilitate faster identification and rapid removal of potentially contaminated food from the market, resulting in fewer foodborne illnesses and/or deaths.
Foods subject to the final rule requirements appear on the Food Traceability List (FTL). The FTL includes fresh cut fruits and vegetables, shell eggs, and nut butters, as well as certain fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, ready-to-eat deli salads, cheeses, and seafood products.
  • 2022 Scholarships total - $65,000
  • 2022 Combat Marine Outdoors total - $10,000
  • Link for payments below (membership dues, new member payments, scholarship donations, and Combat Marine Outdoors donations)
Membership Information
  • Please encourage and recruit new members. There is now a snapshot video of who we are as an organization on the homepage of our website.
  • If you have a current job or internship opening you would like featured on the website. Please submit them here.

Other Updates
  • The Internship Committee presented an internship solicitation letter at the LIFT. The letter has been revised to include all undergraduates for participation. Texas A&M had a sizable contingent in attendance at the LIFT and we are hoping this facilitated connections between students with food processing and production companies. We have included the letter as an attachment hopes that our members can have the opportunity to mentor these young professionals. For questions, please contact Lex Hander at lhander@unitedsalt.com or stacy@greenchileco.com.
  • The website has been completed re-vamped and updated. Please be sure to go and explore the new additions and updates. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to info@tfpa.org.

Industry Updates
Why Cold Chain Solutions Are a Hot Topic for Manufacturers
When it comes to perishable products, the supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. If there's a break in the chain, the quality of the product and company competitiveness can suffer. That's where cold chain comes in.
According to Allied Market Research, the cold chain logistics market is set to experience rapid growth over the next five years, swelling into a half-trillion-dollar industry by 2026. Cold chain packaging alone will command around $40 billion of that growth.
Cold chain packaging is used in many industries to maintain the desired temperature for their perishable products and help manufacturers adhere to relevant safety regulations and industry standards.
Foods that require cold chain include dairy products, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables, confection, and prepared meals. Chemical manufacturers require cold chain solutions for temperature-sensitive products and products that have a short shelf life. Pharmaceutical manufacturers require cold chain for vaccines, blood products, and biologics.

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