(March 11, 12:12 p.m.) Asparagus packaging from Sealed Air Corporation, Duncan, S.C., received the top recognition at the Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards.

The packaging from Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Packaging Division is for Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Southern Specialties’ 8-ounce asparagus, packed under its Southern Selects brand.

Cryovac received a total of four awards at the Flexible Packaging Association event on Feb. 25 in Naples, Fla.

Southern Selects’ use of Cryovac’s Simple Steps package for produce also won a Gold Award for Packaging Excellence.

There were 113 flexible packaging entries in the competition, and 24 were recognized with awards.

“To be awarded one Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Award is a great honor,” William Hickey, president and chief executive officer of Sealed Air, said in a news release. “But four awards, including the Highest Achievement Award, is a tremendous payoff for the hard work and dedication put into each new package we develop.”