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PMA’s CEO Cathy Burns Addresses the Industry Regarding COVID-19

PMA’s CEO Cathy Burns Addresses the Industry Regarding COVID-19

NEWARK, DE - With ensuring global safety top of mind, the industry as a whole is working to stay in front of any and all developments regarding COVID-19. Associations like the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) have taken the initiative to address the concern head-on. Cathy Burns, Chief Executive Officer of PMA, recently released a video announcement to assuage members’ concerns and to offer support during this time.

Cathy Burns, Chief Executive Officer, Produce Marketing Association“Based on the feedback from our members, we know that our industry is facing unprecedented disruption. So, out of respect for our members’ needs to focus on your businesses and supply chain partners, PMA will temporarily halt all outbound promotional communications,” Burns stated in the video. “We’re doing this to give all members of the global produce and floral supply chains the time and space you need to face these challenges so that you may best serve your communities.”

Posted to the PMA's website, too, are important COVID-19 updates on PMA/CGT events and food safety resources, including the decision to postpone all PMA and CGT events through May 1, 2020, including the highly anticipated PMA Fresh Connections: Retail and CGT Women's Fresh Perspectives.

“Our vision is to bring together the global produce and floral community to grow a healthier world. This is our guiding principle for all we do, and it is with the health of our members, our industry, and our community in mind that we have made the decision to postpone all PMA and CGT events through May 1, 2020,” Burns continued. “We are continuously monitoring the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and will utilize all available resources to guide our decisions regarding future PMA and CGT events.”


Burns further announced PMA will continue to provide critically important information to help the industry when needed but is open to provide assistance at any time.

“While you may hear less from us in your inbox, we’re here for you and your team as always,” Burns concluded.

As we all work together to see our way through these events, AndNowUKnow remains committed to serving this industry, those in it, and those it provides for.

Produce Marketing Association

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