Orlando, Fla – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is conducting an amendment referendum among eligible first handlers and importers of mangos in the U.S., to determine the inclusion of frozen mango in the National Mango Board (NMB) programs. First handlers and importers who handled 500,000 pounds or more of fresh whole mango during the 2017 calendar year are eligible to vote. Also eligible to vote, importers who handled 200,000 pounds or more of frozen mango during the 2017 calendar year. Everyone who is eligible to vote will receive a ballot and voting instructions directly from USDA. Voting had originally been scheduled for an earlier date, but it was postponed and has been rescheduled to take place May 13 through June 3, 2019.
WHO: The National Mango Board
WHAT: USDA’s Frozen Mango Amendment Referendum
WHEN: May 13 through June 3, 2019
For more information on how to vote, please visit mango.org/vote.
If you have any questions about the 2019 Amendment Referendum, please contact Jeanette Palmer of USDA at (202) 720-9915 or Jeanette.Palmer@ams.usda.gov.
About the National Mango Board
The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board’s vision, for mangos to move from being an exotic fruit to a daily necessity in every U.S. household, was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One cup of the superfruit mango contains 100 calories, 100% of daily vitamin C, 35% of daily vitamin A, 12% of daily fiber, and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at mango.org.