Equitable Food Initiative Announces EFI-Certified NatureSweet Tomatoes Earns Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

November 2, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative is proud to announce that EFI-certified NatureSweet® Tomatoes has earned a Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility thanks to leadership efforts during the pandemic. 

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EFI Announces Leadership Team Advisory Group

October 12, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces the formation of its leadership team advisory group as a standing committee of EFI’s board of directors. The group is made up of farmworkers and production managers from certified farms who have completed EFI’s leadership team program training and participate in on-farm worker-manager collaborative teams.

EFI Announces Marketing Advisory Council

September 21, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is working to expand from primarily business-to-business marketing to business-to-consumer outreach as it aims to provide support and added value to retail partners and EFI-certified growers.

EFI Highlights Role of Farmworkers During Food Safety Month

September 2, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is celebrating National Food Safety Education Month by encouraging growers and agricultural associations to share their commitment to food safety and remind consumers that farmers and farmworkers are on the frontlines of providing safe, nutritious food. 

Stemilt Becomes First Apple & Cherry Company to Achieve Full Equitable Food Initiative Certification

August 26, 2021 Stemilt

Stemilt received new Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) certifications in [August] to become the first apple, pear, and cherry company to achieve EFI certification of its entire operation. The new certifications bring EFI standards and continuous improvement practices into all Stemilt-owned orchards and warehouse facilities and represent over 3500 employees.