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US: Mastronardi Produce named PMA Impact Award finalist

Product and packaging innovation are at the forefront again this year at the upcoming annual PMA Fresh Summit taking place October 27th & 28th in Anaheim, CA. Greenhouse grower/marketer Mastronardi Produce Ltd. was recently named a finalist with an impressive five submissions.

The five items that have been selected as “finalist” for the PMA Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging are:
1. SUNSET Shaker Clam for Tomatoes
2. SUNSET Slicer Beefsteak Tomato Tray
3. SUNSET Fresh Tomato Soup Kit
4. SUNSET One Sweet Bag
5. SUNSET POP Display ready box

Long known as an industry leader in new product development with key items like the Campari brand cocktail tomato, Kumato, and Zima, Mastronardi also captured a PMA Impact Award in 2010 for it’s SUNSET MiMi Candy Tomato Multipack.

Now in its sixth year, PMA Impact Award submissions are judged holistically, earning points for excellence in four areas: marketing, food safety, supply chain efficiency/functionality and sustainability.

In total, 61 companies submitted items for this years PMA Impact Award.
“Professionalism breeds excellence and that’s something we like to recognize and reward,” said PMA President & CEO Bryan Silbermann. “The Impact Award gives members a chance to gain recognition as packaging innovators. The award also encourages their industry peers to challenge their own thinking of packaging’s role in maintaining product quality and safety, in communicating to consumers, and in demonstrating a commitment to the environment and sustainability’, said Silbermann.

The PMA will display the submission samples of the 30 finalists in the Main Lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center. The PMA Impact Award recipients will be announced on Saturday, October 27th during the Breakfast General Session.

For more information:
Chris Veillon
Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET
Cell: +1 519 796 7722

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