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Giorgio Fresh to display ‘D’Lightful’ Portobello mushrooms at NEPC

“Giorgio’s ‘D’Lightful’ Portabella Caps and portabella sliced products will be featured at our NEPC Expo booth,” said Bill Litvin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Giorgio Fresh Co. in Temple, PA. “Our specialty mushroom line will also be featured at the event.

“Giorgio’s D’Lightful Portabella vitamin D-enhanced mushrooms are treated to artificial sunlight to enhance the already naturally occurring vitamin D in mushrooms,” he continued. “With this treatment, Giorgio’s vitamin D mushrooms provide 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance.”

DLightfulGiorgio’s ‘D’Lightful’ Portabella Caps.Giorgio Fresh will have its typically strong entourage of staff members in presence at the 14th annual 2013 New England Produce & Floral Council Expo in Boston on April 3. Besides Mr. Litvin, staff members representing the company at booth number 301 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will be: Brian Threlfall, executive vice president of sales and marketing; Greg Sagan, senior vice president of sales and marketing; Doug Stewart, vice president of sales, Northeast region, and Mark Leone, vice president of sales, Mid-Atlantic region.

Giorgio Fresh is a leading producer of fresh mushrooms for all segments of the food industry. The company also practices social responsibility and it has a strong environmental initiative.

“Giorgio is dedicated to being on the forefront of practicing ‘green’ protocols,” said Mr. Litvin. “One of the ways we are supporting environmental sustainability is with our RPET packaging.” 

RPET is recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or recycled PET. It is a strong, durable and recyclable material that is used for a wide variety of products, including food packaging. Environmentalists consider RPET as a huge step forward on the path toward a greener, safer and cleaner future.

Mr. Sagan and Mr. Leone are new staff members at Giorgio Fresh Co. The firm also recently hired Jim Cline, vice president of sales, and Lucretia Parish, vice president of sales.

Mr. Litvin said that Giorgio Fresh attends the NEPC Expo annually.

“It provides us with a great opportunity to connect with industry professionals and discuss the latest products and services in a dynamic environment,” he said. “As an NEPC member for the last 15 years, Giorgio Fresh values the relationship and supports NEPC’s goal of enhancing consumption of safe and healthy fruits, vegetables and complimentary products. Doug Stewart, Giorgio’s vice president of sales, Northeast region, is a member of the NEPC board of directors.”