On April 12, 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved an assessment rate increase of ¼ cent per pound on fresh mangos, increasing the rate to ¾ cent per pound for whole fresh mangos sold in the United States. The National Mango Board (NMB) first proposed an increase in the assessment rate after an approved motion
Beginning in April, the National Mango Board (NMB) will commence the nominations process for six board member positions with three-year terms beginning January 2013. The positions open for nominations include two importers from District I, one domestic producer, one first handler and two foreign producers. Candidates must meet certain requirements and be
The National Mango Board (NMB) is proud to be a full sponsor for the Produce for Better Health Foundation’s (PBH) “Half Your Plate” program. PBH’s mission is to educate consumers on what healthy, balanced, and properly portioned meals should look like according to the new US Dietary guidelines which emphasizes fruits and
The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), the group responsible for setting PLU codes, has approved PLU code 3621 for the Francis mango variety. Retailers, shippers and growers are encouraged to update their systems and label stock immediately so the code can be in use for the 2012 Haitian mango season.
Consumer demand for fresh mango in the U.S. continues to grow. According to the National Mango Board’s 2011 Mango Attitude and Usage Survey, the incidence of eating mango increased since 2007 from 67% to 78%, with out-of-home consumption and liking mango flavor at high levels. Specifically: