The crucial mango topic of proper temperature management will be under the spotlight in a free mango quality webinar being hosted by America’s National Mango Board (NMB) on Thursday, May 7.
With chilling injury one of the most common problems found in mangos at retail level in the US, proper mango temperature management is extremely important, the NMB said in a press release regardin gthe webinar. Chilling injury can interfere in the mango ripening process, resulting in a flavourless and unappealing fruit with a reduced postharvest life, it said.
During the webinar, Dr. Jeffrey Brecht, from the University of Florida, will share best practices for reducing and preventing chilling injury to mangos in warehouses, distribution centers and stores. information on safe chilling threshold temperatures for different varieties and maturities of mangos and emphasis on the importance of temperature when ripening mangos at different distribution facilities/warehouses and stores, will be provided.
‘Exciting’ trends in fresh-cut mango sales also on the agenda
The webinar will also include a wealth of mango category information and consumer research with insights into consumer preferences and barriers to mango purchase.
Insights into how the mango category is growing at retail level will be provided by NMB retail program manager Wendy McManus, who will discuss data that can help the mango industry understand the short and long-term trends in mango movement, including exciting trends in fresh-cut mango sales.
Lastly, there will be a focus on the strongest mango per capita markets and sub-regions, and which markets represent the greatest opportunities.
“This webinar will focus on the opportunities that exist when proper temperature management is implemented throughout the mango supply chain, as well as highlight valuable mango category development information for the industry,” NMB Executive Director Manuel Michel said.
Mango importers, wholesalers and brokers, retail distribution centers, quality assurance experts, buyers, category managers and merchandisers are encouraged to attend.
Click here to register for the free webinar
National Mango Board website.