An education session at the 2019 New England Produce Council expo in Boston. ( file photo/Amy Sowder )

New England Produce Council has canceled the 21st NEPC Produce Floral & Food Service Expo due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The even was scheduled for August 25-26 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, according to a news release.

“In accordance with local and state guidelines, we believe that it is in the best interests of our members to cancel this event,” NEPC president Anthony Sattler said in the release.

NEPC executive director Laura Sullivan said the health of members is first priority, and she’s looking forward to the August 25, 2021, event, also scheduled at the Hynes Convention Center. 

“We are so proud of all our members and the entire produce industry for answering the call to provide quality, healthy product under problematic circumstances,” Sullivan said in the release. “Retailers rose to meet the unprecedented challenge with assistance from the produce supply chain. The produce industry will continue to grow stronger through this difficult time.”

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