National Mango Board Hosting Annual Mango Industry Reception
- by Christofer Oberst
ORLANDO, FL – The National Mango Board (NMB) is hosting its annual Mango Industry Reception at PMA’s Fresh Summit.
The event will bring members of all levels of the mango supply chain from around the world to connect and network. This year’s reception will have a strong food safety focus with expert Dr. Sergio Nieto-Montenegro of Food Safety Consulting & Training Solutions, LLC, according to a press release.
Dr. Nieto-Montenegro will also share food safety training materials recommended for mango growing farms and packinghouses in the top six exporting countries, as well as mango warehouses and distribution centers in the U.S., with a Q&A session to follow.
One of the highlights of the event will be the announcement of the Mango Retailer of the Year, which is a retail program that honors retailers who offer strong and consistent support to the mango industry. The NMB has selected one finalist for each region in the U.S. They are:
- Chris Keetch, Ahold
- George Hurst, Roundy's
- Mark DeCosta and John Higgins, Costco
- Ricardo DiMarzio, Shoppers Food Warehouse
The reception will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, and sponsorship opportunities for this event are still available. For more information, contact Jennifer Grullón at [email protected]/407-629-7318 x. 103.
The Mango Industry Reception is free and open to all mango industry members with no reservation required.