Carmelina ‘E… San Marzano Italian Tomatoes Now VPN Approved

Mission Viejo, CA – Pizzaioli rejoice! – Mangia, Inc.™, the manufacturer and importer of Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® and Carmelina Brands® is honored to announce that the Italian VPN Americas (AVPN), official Delegation for North America of Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, has authorized its Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® brand of Italian whole peeled tomatoes in puree as Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) approved. Mangia, Inc. is now an approved supplier and Local Promoter of Vera Pizza Napoletana Americas (VPNA).

The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana was formed in 1984 to protect and promote worldwide the “True Napelotana Pizza” as defined by the ingredients, traditions and methods used centuries ago by master pizza makers (Pizzaioli) in Naples, Italy. The passion and traditions for this craft are revered, and continue to be passed down from generation to generation.

With VPN certification, Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Whole Peeled Tomatoes, joins an elite group of products approved by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Each supplier’s products are carefully reviewed by the VPN Board and analyzed for authenticity by the Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture of the University Federico II of Naples, Italy.

As the VPN certification symbolizes, Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes, contain no added preservatives like calcium chloride or citric acid. They’re free from added salt, sugar or basil that can mask a tomato’s true flavor. Unlike other canned tomatoes, they are also Non-GMO Project Verified, vine-ripened to maturity, sweeter and less acidic than the average plum variety. They’re the ideal tomato for pizza Napoletana.

Inspired by the Italian passion for good food, Mangia, Inc. has been dedicated to sharing quality, artisan ingredients from southern Italy with North America since 1996. It was only natural for

Carmelina ‘e..San Marzano® to pursue VPN’s Approved Supplier Certification, whose organization’s mission is to protect the origin and authenticity of pizza-making as it began in Naples, Italy. Like VPN, Mangia, Inc. is devoted to producing and preserving quality ingredients using traditional manufacturing methods that Italians have passionately followed for centuries.

Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes and Carmelina Brands® Italian Beans are available in both foodservice and retail sizes. Product is sold through foodservice and retail distributors nationwide. For additional information or recipe ideas visit Like us on Facebook at

About Mangia, Inc.™

Mangia, Inc. ™ is a leading manufacturer and importer of Carmelina Brands®, which includes Carmelina ‘e…San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes, Carmelina Brands® Italian Beans, Polselli® Flour and Paone Pasta. Mangia, Inc. ™ is headquartered in Southern California with a complete product line that is naturally produced and imported direct from Italy. Mangia, Inc. ™ currently maintains six warehouses in key regions of North America to support its customers. Carmelina ‘e… San Marzano® Italian Tomatoes made their first appearance in the United States in February 1996. All Carmelina Brands® products are produced in the Nocera-Sarno region; Italy’s tomato heartland. Mangia, Inc. ™ takes pride in producing quality ingredients that are all-natural, low in sodium, with no added calcium chloride or citric acid, and now Non-GMO Project Verified. Carmelina Brands® Italian tomatoes and beans offer chefs and families a clean, fresh and flavorful ingredient that they can feel confident about bringing to the table.

About Vera Pizza Napoletana

The True Neapolitan Pizza Association (Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, AVPN) is a non-profit organization and was founded in June 1984 in Naples with its legal and operational headquarters. Its mission is to promote and protect in Italy and worldwide the “true Neapolitan pizza“ (“verace pizza napoletana“), i.e. the typical product made in accordance with the characteristics described in the International Regulations for obtaining a collective brand mark “True Neapolitan Pizza“ (“Vera Pizza Napoletana“), in force since 1984, edited and registered by AVPN. The Association is also involved in the promotion and protection of the affiliated pizzerias and products related to the production filer of “true Neapolitan pizza“ and in the professionalization of pizza makers. Visit for more information.

Source: Mangia, Inc.™ / Vera Pizza Napoletana