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HURRICANE SANDY PREPARES FOR IMPACT WITH GUSTS UP TO 100 MPH ...

MUSEUM: Pride in the Philippine mango ...

BY ANDREA LUGUE


Posted on 10/29/2012 7:44 AM | Updated 10/29/2012 8:29 AM




RECORD-BREAKING. THE WORLD's largest mango was harvested in Iligan City. It weighed 3.5 kg. The Mango Museum has a life-sized replica on display.








MANILA, Philippines - The mango is regarded as one of our national symbols and one of the products our country is known for.



In a place in Mandaue City, Cebu, the mango is celebrated. This place is called Profood Gallery where the mango takes center stage.






The Profood Gallery office — it’s the company behind Philippine Brand Dried Mangoes — is nicknamed Mango Museum. Here, they show how the fruit is cultivated and processed. The place is also open to the public and attracts many tourists, especially those who come from countries where the mango is scarce or expensive, like Korea.






HOW DO MANGOES GROW? This life-sized diorama educates guests on how the mango is cultivated for harvest.








The first thing that guests will notice is how an entire wall is dedicated to showing jus…

Shipping line between Brazil and Cape Verde due to start operating before the end of the year ...

Saturday, 27 October 2012 | 00:00                                                         











The shipping line between the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, and Cape Verde is due to start operating before the end of this year, the online edition of Brazilian newspaper O Povo reported.






The newspaper said that Paulo André Holanda, the chairman of Ceará port company Companhia Docas do Ceará (CDC), which manages the port of Mucuripe, would travel to Cape Verde on 14 November in order to make the final adjustments needed to open the new route.



Cited by O Povo, Holanda said that the route would likely start operating before December, following a cooperation agreement between CDC and Enapor, the Cape Verdean state port management company, signed in January and the partnership was recently made official.










Under the terms of the agreement Cape Verde will be a distribution point for products from Ceará, and the new shipping route will reduce transport time between Africa and Eur…

GREETINGS FROM ARUBA (DUTCH CARIBBEAN) ....

MANGO MARKETING PROMOTION & INFORMATION WORK GROUP TO MEET THIS AFTERNOON IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA DURING PMA 2012 ....

Greetings,

This is a reminder for the MMPRI meeting this afternoon.

Place: Marriot Hotel, Orange County ballrooms 1&2

Time: 5:00pm

Thanks,



Saludos,

Este es un recordatorio de la reunión de MMPRI de esta tarde:

Lugar: Marriot Hotel, Orange County Ballrooms 1&2

Hora: 5:00pm

Gracias,



Leonardo Ortega




From: Leonardo Ortega
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:46 PM
To: 'APEM'; 'Angel Gamarra C.'; tassio@valexport.com.br; 'Fundacion Mango Del Ecuador'; 'Marta Castañon'; 'Eddy Martínez'; 'Myrna Castro'; conaspromango1@hotmail.com; 'ANEM'
Cc: William Watson; Rudolf Badenhorst (rudolf@subtrop.co.za)
Subject: Asunto: MMPI (Marketing Mango, y Grupo de Trabajo de Información y Promociones), celebrada en Anaheim 28 de octubre 2012.



Asunto: MMPI (Marketing Mango, y Grupo de Trabajo de Información y Promociones), celebrada en Anaheim 28 de octubre 2012.



Saludos a todos,

Quiero dar las gracias de nuevo a todo el mundo por sus contribuciones y su participac…

Significant To Major Impacts Expected From New England To The Mid-Atlantic Due To Hurricane Sandy; Please Take This Storm Extremely Seriously ...

Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:59 am





by Rob Lightbown









Hurricane Sandy:



They say pictures speak a thousand words; so, instead of trying to describe and breakdown my forecast impacts from Sandy, I have created a plethora of wind, rain and coastal flooding graphics for your use and distribution.






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Tsunami warning for Hawaii following Canadian earthquake ...

by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Oct 28, 2012







A potentially destructive Pacific tsunami hit Hawaii Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, triggering calls for urgent action to protect lives as sirens wailed across the archipelago.




"The tsunami is arriving right now," Gerard Fryer, a senior geophysicist with the center, told reporters. "It is coming in as we speak."







Countless Halloween parties were interrupted, restaurants and bars emptied, and highways quickly filled with cars heading away from beach areas.




Television images from the island of Oahu showed relatively small waves peacefully rolling toward shore.




But Fryer urged Hawaii residents not to deceived by appearances.








"Typically, the first wave is not the largest," he said, adding that subsequent waves could be much larger, resulting in flooding in low-lying areas.




"If the waves are big, the all-clear may take six or seven hours," the scientist said.









Initially, the…

THE LEGAL TEAM WAITING TO TRY ( TAKE APART ) LARRY NIENKIRK & SPLENDID PRODUCTS IN WAKE OF DANIELLA MANGO RECALL ...

About the Authors



An accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in foodborne illness litigation,William Marler, editor of Food Poison Journal, has been a major force in food safety policy in the United States and abroad. 




He and his partners at Marler Clark have represented thousands of individuals in claims against food companies whose contaminated products have caused serious injury and death. 




Bill’s advocacy for better food regulation has led to invitations to address local, national and international gatherings on food safety, including recent testimony to US Congress Committee on Energy and Commerce. Marler Clark is considered the nation’s foremost law firm representing victims of foodborne illness and other serious personal injuries.







Drew Falkenstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Washington in 1999 and his Juris Doctor degree in 2002 from Seattle University School of Law, where he graduated with honors. 



In January 2004…

FOOD SAFETY LITIGATORS HAVE DIFFERENT TAKE ON DANIELLA MANGO RECALL ....

IMO NOTE:


While the National Mango Board (NMB) "congratulates itself for a job well done", those sickened by the Salmonella outbreak and their legal counsel have a slightlty different take.



Words like "Negligent"," incompetent", "Criminal", "complicent", and "fraudulant" will become part of lexicon used to describe the outbreak as the legal aspect moves forward in the months to come.











111 Sickened in California by Salmonella Mangoes


POSTED BY PATTI WALLER ON OCTOBER 27, 2012






A total of 127 persons infected with the outbreak strain ofSalmonella Braenderup were reported from 15 states.

33 ill persons were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.





Collaborative investigation efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicated that mangoes were the source of this outbreak.




On September 13, FDA placed Agricola Daniella of Sinaloa, Mexico on Import Alert. This means that Agricola Daniella mangoes will be denie…

PISS POOR PLANNING REMAINS CONSTANT AT NATIONAL MANGO BOARD MEETING ....

Mango board working on GAPs in wake of recall





10/28/2012 12:41:00 AM
Coral Beach













ANAHEIM, Calif. – In analyzing the impact of the August recall of Daniella brand mangoes, the executive director of the National Mango Board said the commodity survived with the support of retailers and the responsibility demonstrated by Larry Nienkerk, Splendid Products general manager.


William Watson, executive director of the National Mango Board, spoke about the recall to mango growers, importers and others during a reception at Fresh Summit 2012 sponsored by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.









He said the board is taking steps to ensure safe mangoes for consumers in the wake of a salmonella outbreak that sickened 127 people and was linked to Daniella brand mangoes from Mexico.







The board has undertaken a risk assessment in mango producing nations of Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Guatemala and the U.S. A scientific advisory board is being formed to review findings of the risk assessment and devel…