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SUNSET Chairman Don Mastronardi Honored with CPMA Lifetime Achievement

Kingsville, ON (May 14, 2017) SUNSET® Chairman Don Mastronardi was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 CPMA conference.

“This year, I’m honored to present the lifetime achievement award to an individual who has been considered a true innovator in Ontario,” shared Ron Lemaire, President of CPMA. “Don Mastronardi is known for his hard work, dedication, competitiveness, and vision to build an industry within Ontario and across North America.”

SUNSET® President Paul Mastronardi accepting the award on behalf of his father, Don Mastronardi

Don Mastronardi has been an active member of the produce industry his entire life. At a young age, Don took over the family business. As a Canadian working the American market, Don learned about importing and exporting fresh produce and led Canadian businesses to do the same. These skills, combined with his incredible passion for customer service, helped establish SUNSET® as a leader in the industry.

As a true innovator, Don introduced products like Campari®, the world’s first branded tomato, to the North American market. Since then, SUNSET® has developed countless award-winning brands, and continues to lead and innovate in the produce category.

“I’m truly honored,” shared Don Mastronardi. “This award is incredibly humbling and I’m thankful to everyone who has been a part of this journey.”

SUNSET® Named Best Managed 8 Years Strong

Kingsville, ON (March 9, 2017) Mastronardi Produce is proud to announce their 8th consecutive year of being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.MPL-2017-Sunset-BM-final

Canada’s Best Managed companies are recognized for their sustained growth, financial performance, management practices, and the efforts of the entire organization. Mastronardi Produce is thrilled to have maintained Platinum member status as one of Canada’s Best.

“Companies that earn Platinum Club status exemplify exceptional vision and leadership and a sustained commitment to growth and innovation,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “CIBC is proud to recognize these and all of the 2017 Canada’s Best Managed Companies winners as leaders in their industries,” Mr. Hountalas added.

Mastronardi Produce is renowned for their unique and flavorful SUNSET® brand produce, innovative packaging, and sustainable business practices.

“Eight years as one of Canada’s Best Managed is a true honor,” shared President Paul Mastronardi. “This award is for our entire Mastronardi team, in all locations. You are dedicated and passionate about this business, and it is because of you that we are where we are now. Congratulations!”


SUNSET® Takes Gold, Silver at PAC Expo

Kingsville, ON (March 1, 2017) SUNSET® continues to lead packaging innovation winning two awards for their new organic line and Minzano® pasta kit, respectively.

Taking home gold was the SUNSET® Minzano® Pasta Kit for its creative and attractive design. The unique product features a dual chamber bowl, one side containing Minzano® tomatoes, the other containing pasta, as well as an expertly mixed spice pack. Consumers have everything they need to create a fast, fresh meal for two in just 15 minutes.PAC-award

SUNSET Organics® packaging won silver for its distinctive paper-touch packaging, which is preprinted and 100% recyclable.

“We’re thrilled to have been recognized for our unique and original packaging designs,” shared Paul Mastronardi, President. “This is a huge achievement for our team as our goal is to always lead innovation in the industry.”


To learn more about the Minzano® Pasta Kit or SUNSET Organics®, contact

SUNSET Launches Online Recipe Series with Roger Mooking

Kingsville, ON (Jan 17, 2017) SUNSET® and celebrity chef Roger Mooking have teamed up once again to launch an all-new video recipe series called Chef Inspired.

The online series features Roger demonstrating everything from what to do with leftover tomatoes to how to make a decadent dessert for two. The Food Network chef uses a variety of SUNSET® products to create his signature dishes, which range from quick and healthy staples to special occasion indulgences.RogerCookingSeries

“Consumers are incredibly engaged and eager to learn from a creative, trailblazing chef like Roger Mooking,” shared Paul Mastron
ardi, CEO. “We’ve developed this series to help home chefs and foodies get inspired to create flavorful new dishes that they may have been intimidated by, or just never thought to try.”

“As a chef, my job is to respect the ingredients and the nurturing it takes to get that ingredient into my kitchen,” shared Roger Mooking. “I know intimately that SUNSET® is dedicated to growing the world’s best ingredients, and that dedication is inspiring. This online series is a great way to share that inspiration with home chefs everywhere.”
All featured recipes are available at

SUNSET® Partners with Movember Foundation

Kingsville, ON (Oct 31, 2015) With November marking the month of men’s health awareness, SUNSET® has proudly partnered with the Movember Foundation to help support the worthy cause.

For the entire month, SUNSET® Kumato® packages will feature a fun moustache shaped label to help bring awareness to men’s health. Consumers are encouraged to peel the label, pose with the ‘stache, and post their photo using the hashtag #MoKumato to be featured on

In addition to Kumato’s packaging facelift, SUNSET® has donated $20,000 to the Movember Foundation, which will go toward funding men’s health programs.sunset-movember

“We’re very proud to support the Movember Foundation for the second year in a row,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “At SUNSET®, we strive to support a health lifestyle, from providing easy, nutritious recipes to supporting local walks and runs. Movember is an important cause because men’s health issues often get overlooked or underplayed. We want to help bring attention to these issues and support in any way we can.”

SUNSET® will also be hosting weekly giveaways on social media all month long to get consumers more involved. To learn mo’, visit


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