|CASTROVILLE, Calif. -(June 25, 2010) — Afreen Malik, manager of food safety/environmental stewardship for Ocean Mist Farms, was nominated by industry peers as one of Produce Business magazine’s 40 Under Forty.
The sixth annual award recognizes young leaders who excel in community involvement and other company and produce industry accomplishments.
Malik has worked extensively to implement Ocean Mist Farms’ Environmental Stewardship Program and is an instructor in the food safety program for the Agricultural Business and Technology Institute at Hartnell College in Salinas.
Among other leadership positions, Malik serves on the Food Safety and Environmental Compliance committees with the Grower-Shipper Association, as well as the Steering Committee of the Farm Food Safety and Conservation Network.
"There is still work to be done," said Malik, "but I am grateful that the industry recognized the efforts I and the Ocean Mist team have made to overcome the challenges of co-managing food safety and conservation on the farm."
Malik has worked with Ocean Mist Farms since 2004. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.