AU: Mango industry moves on quality standards
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Australian Mango Industry Association: New recommendations for industry standards on harvest dry matter and retail brix that place a greater emphasis on delivering mangoes that match consumer expectations were announced at the 10th Australian Mango Conference.
The industry quality standards are focused on supplying mangoes to consumers that deliver on flavour. They aim to remove ambiguity and confusion over different quality specifications that are currently in the industry.
AMIA CEO Robert Gray said that the standards will ensure consumers get the best tasting mangoes and the standards are commercially achievable by growers. “After the 2013/14 season, it was obvious that we were not delivering mangoes that met consumer’s expectations. This prompted us to initiate a project to investigate the relationship between consumer satisfaction and key parameters such as dry matter, brix and the brix acid ratio and set the standard based on this research,” he said.