Mareya Ibrahim is the do-it-all mom. Really, she is.
She’s the Egyptian immigrant who boxes and practices archery in her spare time. She’s certified to teach English as a Second Language as well as group exercise classes. She’s the Founder and CEO of her own company and she’s emphatically passionate about food safety and recalls.
And we mentioned she’s a mom, right?
Mareya started her own company, Grow Green Industries, and its line of food cleaning products called “Eat Cleaner” when her father became sick with an auto-immune disease. Recognizing his need for safe, clean food, she went into action to start her company.
“I started the company to honor his brilliance as a scientist and his love as a father and grandfather,” says Mareya. “We are so thankful he made it through and we make sure he eats a very clean diet.”
Mareya started her own company, Grow Green Industries, and its line of food cleaning products called EAT CLEANER, lab proven to remove harmful residue that water can’t. She also works with the “Champions for Change” initiative as well as on other blogs and sites like ours.
“Eat Cleaner is not only our product line, it’s a call to action. It’s so intrinsic to my life
and career, and so personal,” says Mareya. “As a society, we need to embrace this for the future of generations to come.”
Clean, safe food isn’t always about rinsing off your apples or making sure your food isn’t recalled. Sometimes it can be about food contaminants.
“I’ll never forget the woman who approached me after she saw me wearing my ‘Think Before You Bite’ T-shirt. When I explained what I do, she began to cry. She shared with me that her daughter was paralyzed after eating tainted tuna at a restaurant. ‘If only they had your products, maybe this wouldn’t happen.’ I promised her I would do everything in my power to live up to that wish.”
And so far, she has; Mareya is nothing if not inspired. Her 20 years in the food industry make her insight valuable and we’re so happy to have her on the #safetyteam.
“The onus is upon us all to take food safety seriously, to be educated on the facts and to
treat food with love and attention. Our health depends upon it, and we want to be the resource
people turn to for information and products.”