Del Monte Fresh Produce, Coral Gables, Fla., and Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, have received Superior Taste Awards from the International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels.
Del Monte Fresh’s fresh hass avocado pulp was awarded a three-star Superior Taste Award, the highest rating given by the institute, according to a news release.
The packaged, preservative-free product ranked at 91.6% on the sensory evaluation charts, the release said.
Mastronardi’s Kumato tomato was honored for the third year in a row, this year receiving a one-star award. The company’s Zima grape tomato also got a one-star award, while the Campari tomato won a two-star award.
The International Taste and Quality Institute is an independent organization dedicated to test and promote superior-tasting food and drink around the world.