Flavor Pic Tomato Co. received a PMA Impact Award on Oct. 27 during Fresh Summit 2012 for its Handy Candy cups of grape tomatoes.
Flavor Pic Tomato Co. received a PMA Impact Award on Oct. 27 during Fresh Summit 2012 for its Handy Candy cups of grape tomatoes.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Six companies received honors for their packaging design with the Produce Marketing Association’s Impact Award: Excellence in Packaging during Fresh Summit 2012.

The winners, selected from a group of 25 finalists, were announced during an Oct. 27 breakfast general session.

The Impact Award seeks to recognize innovation and excellence in packaging, according to the Newark, Del.-based Fresh Produce Association, and is judged based on excellence in marketing, sustainability, consumer convenience, food safety and supply chain efficiency/functionality, according to PMA’s website.

The 2012 Impact Award winners:

  • Ready Pac Foods: Cool Cuts;
  • Earthbound Farm: easy-open zip clamshell;
  • Flavor Pic Tomato Co.: Handy Candy grape tomatoes;
  • Rock Garden: Microgreens in resealable pouches;
  • Ocean Mist Farms: Season and Steam microwaveable Brussels sprouts bag; and
  • The Greenery: Tommies grape snack tomatoes.