Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association recognized industry leaders with awards on and off the show floor during its 92nd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Toronto last week.
CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to Don Mastronardi of Mastronardi Produce Ltd.
This award honours an individual who has been recognized by their peers for significant contributions in the produce industry throughout their career and for their continuous support of CPMA activities and industry initiatives.
The Mary FitzGerald Award – Presented to Houman Madani, Metro Inc.
The Mary FitzGerald Award is given to someone with the same passion and dedication for the produce industry as Mary demonstrated throughout her career.
Fresh Health Award – Presented to Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.
This prestigious award is presented to a company that has gone above and beyond in promoting the Half Your Plate program and/or the Freggie Children’s Program, aligning with CPMA’s goal to increase the consumption of fresh produce in Canada for better health.
Trade Show Awards
Most Creative Booth Award: Peak of the Market
Packaging Innovation Award: Apio Inc. for its Eat Smart Salad Shake-Up
Freggie Approved Product Award: Mucci Farms for its Veggies to Go snacks
Best New Product Award: Presented to Mann Packing Co. for its Mann’s Nourish Bowls