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04/06/2022

CPMA’s 2022 New Product Showcase winners revealed

Five innovative produce products named champions at conference
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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.