The Produce Marketing Association has announced the winners of its annual produce packaging awards.

PMA names packaging award winners

At PMA’s Fresh Summit 2009 Oct. 2-5 in Anaheim, Calif., the Newark, Del.-based association’s Impact Award: Excellence in Produce Packaging named winners in six categories:

• Environment/sustainability – Earthbound Farm, San Juan Batista, Calif.
• Food safety/traceability – YottaMark Inc., Redwood City, Calif.
• Functionality/technology – Clear Lam Packaging Inc., Elk Grove, Ill., and Taylor Farms Inc., Salinas, Calif.
• Marketing design – The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Zespri International, Tauranga, New Zealand
• Marketing messaging/content – Stemilt Growers Inc., Wenatchee, Wash.
• Supply chain efficiencies – IFCO Systems NA, Houston.