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Wholesum Trusts ReposiTrak to Ensure Regulatory Compliance

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 novembre 2018

ReposiTrak, Inc., the industry leader in compliance, food safety and risk management for the retail supply chain, announces Wholesum is deploying the ReposiTrak Compliance & Risk Management Solution to automate compliance documentation at corporate, facility and item levels. Wholesum is committed to sustainably sourced certified organic produce, as well as fair-trade certified practices to empower their local communities. Based in Amado, Ariz., Wholesum operates three farms and partners with organic growers of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, squash and peppers at operations that span from California to Central Mexico.
“We already hold ourselves to the highest standard of organic, sustainably sourced and fair-trade practices; however, we needed to ensure we are fully compliant,” said Ricardo Crisantes, Chief Commercial Officer for Wholesum. “Food safety from the farm to the table is our top priority. We want to ensure we are protecting our consumers, our product and our brand. Working with ReposiTrak, which has the largest network of retailers and suppliers who trust them, combined with their easy-to-use solution, proved to be the best choice for our compliance management needs.” The Compliance & Risk Management suite includes the food safety and compliance solutions that have become a respected and trusted cornerstone of the ReposiTrak brand. With 300,000 buyer/supplier connections across the platform and endorsements of leading trade groups such as FMI, ROFDA and GMDC, ReposiTrak has established itself as the industry standard.
“Wholesum’s retail clients trust them to provide the best produce items while they in turn trust ReposiTrak to ensure their business is protected from risk,” said Randy Fields, Chairman and CEO of ReposiTrak. “By optimizing their supply chain, their supplier compliance program is automated to safeguard the business and ultimately the end consumers through better food management, so they can focus on growing their business.”The ReposiTrak Speed Retail Platform drives growth and supports all supply and demand chain activities for retailers, manufacturers, and their trading partners, consisting of three product families; Compliance & Risk Management, Supply Chain Solutions, and MarketPlace Sourcing and B2B Commerce. Delivered via one technology platform, all the applications are mutually reinforcing and work synergistically to create value and positive impact across the entire enterprise.

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The 2016 quotas to ensure sustainable fisheries in EU

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 febbraio 2016

Fishmonger A4 Poster

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In fixing the fishing opportunities for 2016 for the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea, the Council confirmed the gradual transition to sustainable fishing that the EU initiated years ago and then formalized in the now two-year-old Common Fisheries Policy.
After long and intense negotiations, the December Council reached a number of noteworthy political agreements. In fixing the fishing opportunities for 2016 for the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea, the Council confirmed the gradual but relentless transition to sustainable fishing that the EU initiated years ago and then formalized in the now two-year-old Common Fisheries Policy.
The new fishing limits set for 2016 mean that 32 fisheries will be fished in line with maximum sustainable yield (MSY). Together with the 4 stocks already regulated for the Baltic Sea, this brings to 36 the total number of fisheries managed at MSY in the EU. For a few more stocks levels were set in a way that allows achieving MSY in 2017 or (for very difficult cases) in 2018, but not beyond that date – which leaves sufficient leeway to meet the deadline of 2020 set by the recent reform.
A second fundamental objective of that reform was the phase-out of discards. An obligation to land all catches has been in force for pelagic fisheries, but the operation is more delicate for demersal fisheries and now – thanks to the successful negotiations in Council – it can start as planned at the beginning of this year. By way of compensation for its efforts to land all the fish caught, the fishing industry receives additional quotas (called “top-ups”) that correspond to the amounts of fish they can no longer discard and have to bring to port. Another important outcome is the urgent attention given to specific species. For sea bass, a stock in steep decline that had not been managed at EU level until 2015, the Commission’s tough recovery scheme was readily endorsed. In other cases the Council opted for gradual quota reductions over a few years rather than an immediate drop in 2016, but all decisions stayed within the lines set by scientific advice. In closing, Commissioner Vella thanked the Presidency and the delegations for the excellent work and announced he will be submitting to the Council this year some new and ambitious measures for the Mediterranean basin. (photo: inseparable)

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Fundamental rights protection

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 giugno 2010

“Every second EU citizen ranks the protection of fundamental rights as the most important value to be defended” said FRA Director Morten Kjaerum to the European Parliament today. “The Treaty of Lisbon paves the way for a more fundamental rights-oriented process of law making. Positive initiatives have been developed in many Member States in 2009 to ensure that fundamental rights are protected. However, in these difficult economic times, the EU must guarantee more than ever that there is no rollback on fundamental rights protection. In particular, EU Member States need to ensure that bodies set up to protect and promote fundamental rights are really able to do so in practice, thereby making fundamental rights a reality for everyone in the EU.”  The FRA 2010 Annual Report provides concrete and comparative data on the situation on the ground in the 27 EU Member States. It also provides advice to the EU institutions and Member States, based on the evidence found.  The Agency’s surveys and studies undertaken in 2009 in particular show that many equality bodies, national human rights institutions and data protection authorities lack resources, are not independent enough, and often have very weak mandates. Many separated asylum-seeking children disappear whilst their case is being processed. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) persons suffer discrimination in areas of everyday life, such as at work or in bars. Racism continues to be a part of everyday life for many immigrants and minorities living in the EU, and the majority of EU Member States do not keep official records of racist crime.
The Report also collects examples of good practices that Member States can build on to improve fundamental rights protection in their respective country. For example, the law was changed in Scotland (UK) so that if an offence is committed because of a prejudice based on a person’s sexual orientation or transgender identity, this must now be taken into account in sentencing. This is the first European provision specifically tackling transgender hate crimes. Another example is the case of Hungary, where the Prime Minister announced a government plan to offer 200 positions to experts of Roma origin in public administration from January 2010. More good practice examples can be found in the media memo.

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Cross-border criminal cases

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 ottobre 2009

People charged in cross-border criminal cases must have rights to appeal, make representations and get translation aid, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Wednesday. They inserted these rights in a Council proposal to ensure that people cannot be tried twice for the same crime in two different Member States. The proposal goes to a plenary vote on Thursday next week. People charged in cross-border criminal cases must have rights to appeal, make representations and get translation aid, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Wednesday. They inserted these rights in a Council proposal to ensure that people cannot be tried twice for the same crime in two different Member States. The proposal goes to a plenary vote on Thursday next week. The Council proposal aims to ensure that the same person is not made to undergo parallel criminal proceedings in different Member States in respect of the same facts, by arranging for direct consultations so as to concentrate the proceedings in one Member State. Judicial authorities would be required to exchange a specified minimum set of information in cross border cases. The committee’s amendments aim to strengthen procedural rights: the person formally charged should have a right to appeal, to make representations, and to receive appropriate translation, interpretation and legal aid. The judicial co-operation agency Eurojust should also be more extensively involved in the process, said MEPs. Furthermore, although the Council proposal cites co-operation and consensus as the leading principles for avoiding conflicts, the rapporteur regrets that the proposal “does not provide for a mechanism to really solve conflicts of competence nor for appropriate criteria to establish which Member States should have the jurisdiction”. MEPs adopted the report by Renate Weber (ADLE, RO), with 46 votes in favour, 4 against and 2 abstentions.

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