By Doug Ohlemeier
August 19, 2015 | 9:49 am EDT
To educate people on handling and quality, the National Mango Board is scheduling another web seminar.
Scheduled for August 25th, the meeting plans to discuss mango postharvest disorders and best practices at importing facilities and retail distribution centers.
Every step in the mango supply chain from tree to a consumer’s plate represents an opportunity to improve quality and the board has invested in research to provide understanding on how to improve quality through better production and postharvest and handling practices, according to a news release.
Jeffrey Brecht of the University of Florida and Patrick Brecht from PEB Commodities are scheduled to speak with Jeffrey Brecht set to discuss mango fruit disorders including fruit decay, surface defects, internal breakdown symptoms, chilling and heat injury as well as ripening disorders.
Patrick Brecht plans to cover best practices at import facilities and retail distribution centers including inspections and quality control, measuring and recording shipments, documentation, cargo and temperature excursions, temperature measurement as well as external and internal quality evaluations, according to the release.
Importers, wholesalers, buyers, brokers, merchandisers, retail distribution center personnel, quality assurance experts and others are encouraged to attend.