NMB’s Annual Mango Industry Reception will Focus on Food Safety

The National Mango Board (NMB) will host their annual Mango Industry Reception at PMA’s Fresh Summit on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a strong focus on food safety for the mango industry. This outreach event brings members of all levels of the mango supply chain from across the world to connect and network. The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is also a proud host of the event.

Reception attendees will learn about the areas of opportunity for the mango industry. Food safety expert, Dr. Sergio Nieto-Montenegro of Food Safety Consulting & Training Solutions, will give an update on his findings from his industry-wide assessment as well as his recommendations for mango growing farms and packinghouses in the top six importing countries, and mango warehouses and distribution centers in the U.S. The goal of the assessment is to recognize and engage industry members to build upon existing food safety efforts and improve best practices. A question and answer session will follow.

The event will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, La. If your company is interested sponsoring the event, sponsorship opportunities are available and will provide a platform to showcase companies to a highly targeted audience of approximately 150 producers, handlers, suppliers, distributers, importers, marketers and researchers that provide fresh mangos to the U.S. marketplace. Current sponsors of the Mango Industry Reception include Platinum Sponsor, ABL srl and Silver Sponsors, Vision Produce Company and Vision Import Group.

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