Mucci Farms was awarded the top prize for Best Sustainable Packaging at the PMA’s Fresh Summit Conference and Expo earlier this month.
Mucci won for Simple Snack, a plastic-free, backyard compostable series of packaging. Simple Snack packaging is composed of a tray made from agricultural waste and the lidding film is made of sugar-cane and wood fibres using a process that emphasizes social and environmental responsibility.
“To win this category in particular is exciting because sustainability is by far the top of mind subject in the food industry today,” said director of marketing Emily Murracas. “We’ve been recognized in the industry for flavour and innovation over the years, so we are ecstatic to be able to package those award winning products in a package that helps to address a global concern. It’s also very special to win in a competitive category that included submissions from packaging suppliers and fellow marketers.”
A PMA partner, Mucci Farms also sponsored the annual Center for Growing Talent 5k race. Race participants were served smoothies made with Smuccies Sweet Strawberries. The company also had a sampling station at the show entrance where attendees could take home a sample Simple Snack package.