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HAWAII 2015 : Waikiki's annual mango festival set for July 18

By Shane Nelson / June 19, 2015

Mango lovers headed to Oahu this summer may want to consider a July 18 visit to the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa in Waikiki. 

The hotel will hold its 7th annual “Mangoes at the Moana” event from 9 am to 4 pm on the 18th, featuring a busy schedule of mango-related seminars, workshops, cooking demonstrations, a best mango competition, mango cocktail-making contests, and the “Mango Throw Down,” a very popular cooking competition between top island chefs.

The festival offers travelers a great chance to mingle with Hawaii residents and learn more about the delicious fruit, including how to best raise a top-producing mango tree or how to make a proper mango scone. 

They’ll also be an array of locally-made mango products for sale, such as artisanal soap and health care products. 

Travelers not able to join the “Mangoes at the Moana” fun July 18 can still sample a variety of mango offerings at the Moana Surfrider throughout July at the resort’s Veranda…

(NMB) National Mango Board To Host Industry Outreach Meeting In Nogales, Arizona

by National Mango Board
Posted: 2015-06-19 09:02:00 EST

Orlando, Fla – The National Mango Board (NMB) invites the industry to participate during a complimentary outreach meeting taking place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Nogales, Arizona.

 Outreach meetings enhance communication between the NMB staff and the mango industry, providing an opportunity to showcase tools and resources to better support the needs of the mango industry.

During this meeting, Dr. Sergio Nieto-Montenegro of Food Safety Consulting & Training Solutions, LLC., will showcase the Mango Food Safety Training Kit. 

This Kit shares food safety training materials recommended for mango growing farms and packinghouses in the top six exporting countries, and mango warehouses and distribution centers in the U.S. Dr. Nieto-Montenegro will also provide guidelines on How to Implement Effective Training Programs in Importing Warehouses. 

In addition, the NMB staff will discuss how to respond to potential crisis situations by provi…