Mastronardi Produce a PMA Impact award finalist

October 18, 2012
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Oct. 18,  2012, Kingsville, ON — Greenhouse grower/marketer Mastronardi Produce Ltd. has been named a PMA Impact Award; Excellence in Packaging finalist with an impressive five submissions.

The five items include:

• SUNSET® Shaker Clam™ for Tomatoes.

• SUNSET® Slicer Beefsteak Tomato Tray.

• SUNSET® Fresh Tomato Soup Kit.

• SUNSET® One Sweet Bag.

• SUNSET® POP Display ready box.

5085_mastronardi_-_pma_impact_award_finalistsProduct and packaging innovation are at the forefront again this year at the upcoming annual PMA Fresh Summit taking place Oct. 27-28 in Anaheim, California.

Long known as an industry leader in new product development with key items like the Campari® brand cocktail tomato, Kumato™, and Zima™, Mastronardi 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.

Some 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 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.”

The PMA will display the submission samples of the 30 finalists in the main lobby of the Anaheim Convention Centre. The award recipients will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 27, during the breakfast general session.

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ABOUT MASTRONARDI PRODUCE

Mastronardi Produce, a pioneer and industry leader in the gourmet greenhouse industry, grows and markets nationally recognized brands such as the Campari® brand cocktail tomatoes, Zima™ Seriously Sweet Tomatoes, and Kumato™ Brown Tomatoes under its Sunset® label. Family owned and employee managed for more than 50 years, Mastronardi prides itself in producing consistently flavourful gourmet tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

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