OCEAN MIST FARMS WINS NATIONAL INNOVATION IN PACKAGING AWARD
CASTROVILLE, Calif. – OCT. 23, 2015 – Ocean Mist Farms is one of the five fresh produce companies named a packaging innovator by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), which bestowed its eighth annual Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging at the organization’s international convention and exposition in Atlanta today.
The award recognizes companies with exceptional produce packaging that demonstrates “out-of-the-box-thinking” and makes an impact with consumers.
The newest addition to Ocean Mist Farms’ value-added Season & Steam™ product line, Kalettes™, received the 2015 PMA Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging. The company’s SuperShreds SuperFood™, Quick Cook Sprouts™, Baby Sprouts and whole Brussels sprouts received the award in 2012 and microwaveable artichokes in 2011.
All items in the Season & Steam product line use Ocean Mist Farms’ Steamfast microwavable package that gives users the option to pre-season the contents to their flavor preference, reseal with the zip lock and steam by microwave all within the same bag.
Ocean Mist Farms’ Season & Steam Kalettes™ are cleaned and ready to cook and have a suggested retail price of $3.29-$3.99 depending on the region. The company is one of six Kalettes™ growers in the United States.
The PMA Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging recognizes and encourages excellence in fresh produce packaging. PMA received more than 71 entries from 57 countries that were narrowed down to 20 finalists and submitted to a panel of judges who selected the five winners based on the following attributes: Marketing, sustainability, food safety, and convenience and supply chain efficiency/functionality.