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award_itqiInternational Taste and Quality Award

The Superior Taste Award is a unique international recognition based upon the blind judgment of Chefs and Sommeliers who are leaders and experts in taste.

  • 2011 – Kumato® and Zima®
  • 2012 – Kumato®, Zima® and Campari®
  • 2013 – Angel Sweet® Tomatoes, ONE SWEET® Pepper
  • 2014 – One Sweet® tomatoes, Sweet Twister® peppers, Y.E.L.O.™ tomatoes
  • 2015 – Campari® tomatoes, WOW™ Berries, Tomato of Yore™
  • 2016 – Angel Sweet® tomatoes, Flavor Bombs™ tomatoes, R’Orange Crunch™ tomatoes
  • 2017 – ALOHA™ pepper, Minzano® tomatoes
  • 2018 – Sugar Bombs™ tomatoes, Sprinkles™ tomatoes, Micro Cherry tomatoes

Produce Marketing Association Packaging Award

Recognizes trendsetters that create and deliver bold new concepts for produce. Points are awarded for excellence in the following areas: Marketing, Sustainability, Consumer Convenience, Food Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency/Functionality.

  • 2010 – MiMi® Kidz Club Pack

Canadian Produce Marketing Association Packaging Innovation Award

Awarded for taking packaging to the next level.

  • 2018 – You Make Me™ Pasta Kit

Gateway to Innovation Award – Viva Fresh Expo

A team of judges, which include retail, food service, and produce industry veterans review and judge entries based on a set of strict criteria.

  • 2018 – You Make Me™ Pasta Kit

United Fresh Produce Association New Product Award

  • 2012 – Delano™ – Best New Vegetable Product
  • 2013 – SUNSET® Display Ready Box
  • 2014 – SUNSET® Y.E.L.O.™ Best New Vegetable
  • 2015 – SUNSET® Flavor Bombs™ Best New Vegetable

Hottest Tomato Competition

The general public samples and votes on Greenhouse grown tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

  • 56 awards in 10 years

Packaging Association Competition

Recognizes outstanding packages and companies that best combine technical packaging design and sustainability.

  • 2013 – SUNSET® Brand Revitalization
  • 2015 – Sustainable Packaging & Packaging Innovation
  • 2016 – Packaging Innovation
  • 2017 – Packaging Innovation


Canada’s Best Managed Companies

A national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.

  • Awarded 9 consecutive years

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