Monday, July 23, 2007

Foodservice conference packs a punch

Excerpts from an article in the Produce News

by Brain Gaylord
Monterey, CA - They came, they saw, they congregated.

The produce marketing association rode into town and drew 1,500 members to its 26th annual Foodservice Conference and Exposition held here July 13 - 15th.
Once again, PMA delivered the goods to a record or near-record crowd, which included a small increase in the number of distributors.
Food-safety issues was one of the main topics of the conference.
"We're highlighting our own efforts in food safety and our recent third party food safety audit," said Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Brooks Tropicals. "Our booth has been busy. Papaya samples always help draw attendees."