Highline Mushrooms' Simple Sides
Innovation was on display at Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Convention and Trade Show, which returned to a live event in Montreal this week.
A jury comprised of produce industry leaders and media, evaluated dozens of new products at the show. Winners were selected in five categories:
BEST NEW PRODUCT: Highline Mushrooms Simple Sides. These sauté kits include sliced white mushrooms and sauce and come in two flavours – Herb & Garlic and Sesame & Ginger.
BEST SNACKABLE PRODUCT: NaturSource Salted Hot Cocoa Chocolate and Cinnamon Nut Mix. A mix of nuts and pretzels are infused with chocolate and cinnamon in this plant-based snack.
BEST PACKAGING INNOVATION: Sambrailo for its ReadyCycle sustainable packaging. The solution from California’s Sambrailo is 100% recyclable and home compostable and is touted an alternative to single-use plastic packaging.
BEST ORGANIC PRODUCT: Mucci Farm’s Natural Organics Grape Tomatoes. Presented in a 100% recyclable cardboard fibre tray, these grape tomatoes are Certified Organic by Pro Cert.
BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY: Star Group - Open Plastic Initiative. By supporting the research of Queen’s University’s Open Plastic Initiative, Star Group is helping reduce single-use plastics.