Five new products from four companies were named the industry's best packaging innovators on Friday at PMA's 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Orlando, FL.

The award recognizes exceptional produce and floral packaging that demonstrates innovation and makes an impact on consumers.

The 2016 Impact Award winners in alphabetical order were:

  • Mann Packing Co. Inc, Salinas, CA, for its Nourish Bowls
  • Mastronardi Produce Ltd./Sunset, Kingsville, Ontario, for its Dill It Yourself Pickle Kit
  • Mucci Farms, Kingsville, Ontario, for its CuteCumber Flow Wrap Re-seal
  • Mucci Farms, for its Smuccies Sweet Strawberries Top Seal Tray
  • Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, CA, for its Season & Steam Baby Broccoli
A panel of judges evaluated entries holistically, awarding points for excellence in five key areas: marketing, food safety, supply chain efficiency/functionality, sustainability and consumer convenience.