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Mastronardi Produce a PMA Impact Award finalist


September 30, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Sept. 30, 2013, Kingsville, Ont. – Product and packaging innovation are
at the forefront again this year at the upcoming annual PMA Fresh Summit
taking place Oct. 18-20 in New Orleans.

Sept. 30, 2013, Kingsville, Ont. – Product and packaging innovation are at the forefront again this year at the upcoming annual PMA Fresh Summit taking place Oct. 18-20 in New Orleans.

Greenhouse grower/marketer Mastronardi Produce Ltd. was recently named a finalist for its Sunset® Top Seal Packaging entry.

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This is an advanced packaging system that produces far less waste than traditional clamshells. It uses a pre-printed film instead of a traditional lid to reduce labour costs and waste while creating a colourful, more attractive label.

The package also lends to increased product safety. The unique sealed film is tamper resistant, so consumers can feel better about the product that’s inside. Top Seal is a fresh, unique packaging idea that is ideal for consumers concerned about sustainability and product integrity.

CONSIDERABLE INTEREST

Now in its seventh 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, 67 companies submitted items for the 2013 PMA Impact Award.

“Professionalism breeds excellence and that’s something we like to recognize and reward,” said PMA president and 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.”

ENTRIES ON DISPLAY

The PMA will display the submission samples of the 24 finalists in the main lobby of the New Orleans Convention Center.

The PMA Impact Award recipients will be announced on Oct. 18 during the Brunch General Session.

Click here for more information about the Impact Award: Excellence in Produce Packaging.

Click here to learn more about Sunset brand produce.


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