Mareya Ibrahim is the do-it-all mom. Really, she is.
Sheâ€™s the Egyptian immigrant who boxes and practices archery in her spare time. Sheâ€™s certified to teach English as a Second Language as well as group exercise classes. Sheâ€™s the Founder and CEO of her own company and sheâ€™s emphatically passionate about food safety and recalls.
And we mentioned sheâ€™s a mom, right?
Mareya started her own company, Grow Green Industries, and its line of food cleaning products called â€œEat Cleanerâ€ 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.
â€œI started the company to honor his brilliance as a scientist and his love as a father and grandfather,â€ says Mareya. â€œWe are so thankful he made it through and we make sure he eats a very clean diet.â€
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 canâ€™t.Â She also works with the â€œChampions for Changeâ€ initiative as well as on other blogs and sites like ours.
â€œEat Cleaner is not only our product line, itâ€™s a call to action. Itâ€™s so intrinsic to my life
and career, and so personal,â€ says Mareya. â€œAs a society, we need to embrace this for the future of generations to come.â€
Clean, safe food isnâ€™t always about rinsing off your apples or making sure your food isnâ€™t recalled. Sometimes it can be about food contaminants.
â€œIâ€™ll never forget the woman who approached me after she saw me wearing my â€˜Think Before You Biteâ€™ 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. â€˜If only they had your products, maybe this wouldnâ€™t happen.â€™ I promised her I would do everything in my power to live up to that wish.â€
And so far, she has; Mareya is nothing if not inspired. Her 20 years in the food industry make her insight valuable and weâ€™re so happy to have her on the #safetyteam.
â€œThe 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.â€