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HOW MANY MANGO DISTRIBUTORS/IMPORTERS ARE PART OF THE PMA PRODUCE TRACEABILITY INITIATIVE ????




"The International Mango Organization (IMO) & Mango World Magazine (MWM) have been calling for for years that the National Mango Board (NMB) and its members take an active role in The Produce Traceability Initiative driven by Produce Industry leader PMA. To date nothing has been done."


~ Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Publisher
Mango World Magazine (MWM) (IMO BLOG)





Participating Industry Companies

PTI is supported by the volunteer work of dozens of companies that hail from across the fresh produce supply chain, from farm to store to table.
Representatives of these co​mpanies currently serve as volunteers to PTI's Leadership Council, Executive Committee, working groups and/or task forces.
This list is updated quarterly:
  • A Duda and Sons Inc
  • Alpine Fresh, Inc.
  • Associated Wholesale Grocers
  • Ben E Keith Co
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • California Giant
  • Castellini Company
  • Chiquita/Fresh Express
  • Church Brothers, LLC
  • Columbine Vineyards
  • Consumers Produce, Inc.
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc.
  • D'Arrigo Brothers Company of NY
  • Dawson Orchards, Inc.
  • Del Campo Supreme, Inc.,
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
  • DiMare Fresh
  • Dole Food Company
  • Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.
  • Earth Source Trading
  • Food Lion
  • Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
  • Frontera Produce
  • Gerawan Farming Inc.
  • Get Fresh Produce
  • Gourmet Trading
  • Growers Express
  • Interfresh
  • Jac Vandenberg, Inc.
  • Jem-D International / J- D Marketing Inc.
  • L&M Companies
  • Liberty Fruit Company
  • Mann Packing
  • Markon Cooperative
  • Mastronardi Produce
  • Nature Fresh Farms Inc.
  • NewStar Fresh Foods & organicgirl
  • North Bay Produce Inc.
  • NPC
  • Nunes Company
  • Ocean Mist Farms, Inc.
  • Pacific International Marketing 
  • Pandol
  • Paramount Citrus
  • Premium Valley Produce
  • PRO*ACT
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Safeway
  • Subway/IPC (Independent Purchasing Cooperative)
  • Sun Pacific
  • Sunkist Growers, Inc
  • Super Apple
  • SUPERVALU
  • Sysco Corporation
  • Tanimura & Antle
  • Taylor Farms California
  • The Giumarra Companies
  • The Kroger Company
  • The Oppenheimer Group
  • U.S. Foodservice Inc. (Monarch Foods)
  • Wada Farms Marketing Group
  • Wakefern Food Corporation
  • Walmart
  • Westlake Produce
  • Westside Produce
  • Whole Foods
  • Wilcox Fresh
  • Wishnatzki Farms






http://www.producetraceability.org/participating-companies/




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