Coral Gables, FL – Mann Packing Co., Inc. (“Mann”), a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged vegetables in North America, announced today a partnership with Mezete, an innovative, premium quality, ready-to-eat food brand, to bring a line of delicious and popular hummus products to American shoppers nationwide.
True to authentic and gourmet Eastern Mediterranean flavors, Mezete products contain natural ingredients with no preservatives. Mezete proudly boasts natural products that are not only ready-to-eat but are long-lasting and do not require refrigeration. Kasih Food Production Company, a pioneering Jordanian manufacturer of Eastern Mediterranean foods with nearly 100 years of industry expertise, launched the brand with freshness and quality in mind. Following two decades of extensive research and development, the Mezete brand successfully created a hummus with an 18-month shelf life without the use of preservatives. Thanks to pioneering innovative breakthroughs and packaging solutions, Mezete products can enjoy a long-shelf life even when stored in ambient temperatures.
Through this new partnership, Mann Packing Co. will help bring product awareness to Mezete’s new hummus arrivals to revolutionize packaged foods and provide nutrition, taste and convenience to its consumers. The hummus variations are available in five signature flavors: Sundried Tomatoes, Zesty Mixed Herbs, Fire Roasted Red Pepper, Red Hot Chili, and Classic Authentic Recipe.
“The Mann Packing Co. team is very excited to partner with Mezete to offer authentic, Eastern Mediterranean products to our customers nationwide,” said Pablo Rivero, Vice President Marketing North America, Fresh Del Monte. “We believe the Mezete brand coincides with our core values by offering natural, convenient and high-quality products at an affordable price, without added preservatives. This new partnership will help incorporate more delicious, cross-cultural cuisine into our consumers’ daily lives, and we encourage our shoppers to pick up a package at their local 7-Eleven and enjoy today.”
Mezete On the Go Hummus packs (92 gram) in Classic Authentic Recipe and Fire Roasted Red Pepper flavors are currently available at select 7-Eleven stores in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Consumers can contact their local 7-Eleven to confirm product availability.
The MANN brand has been a symbol of produce innovation during the last 80 years. Now, as a part of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., Mann Packing Co., Inc. continues to delight shoppers with wholesome, innovative and delicious products. For more information on Mann Packing, including where to find its products, visit VeggiesMadeEasy.com. For recipes and more, visit the company’s social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
ABOUT MANN PACKING CO., Inc.
Founded in 1939 and headquartered in Gonzalez, CA, Mann Packing Co., Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of western vegetables, BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli, and MANN sugar snap peas in North America. In 2018, Mann Packing was acquired by Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Today, operating as the Fresh Del Monte vegetable division, Mann Packing continues to lead the way in product innovation. Mann Packing is consistently vigilant in food safety, employee wellness and quality assurance, making for one of the most trusted brands in the industry.
Mezete is a gourmet, ready-to-eat food brand that was create By Kasih Food Production Company after 20 years of research and development. Kasih is a pioneering food production company from Jordan. It was established in 1926. Nearly 100 years of experience allowed Kasih to be a market leader in its industry and a name people trust and admire. Mezete’s brand mission is to bring back the authentic hummus taste to the world! How? Kasih was able to perfect a UHT based aseptic technology that enabled the revival of the smooth velvety authentic Hummus recipe, using only the five basic ingredients and enriched with 30% Tahini. Mezete is ambient with long shelf life and does not need refrigeration which eliminates the complexity of supply chain, storage and food safety risks. This ambient feature allowed the product to be easily distributed and retailed around the world. Mezete is not only about Hummus. The brand’s innovation pipeline is full of new authentic, great tasting products that come from the eastern Mediterranean region and are all natural with zero preservatives.
ABOUT FRESH DEL MONTE
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, and a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Fresh Del Monte markets its products worldwide under the DEL MONTE® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 135 years. The Company also markets its products under the MANN™ brand and other related trademarks. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. Fresh Del Monte is the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the “Science Based Targets” initiative. Fresh Del Monte Produce is traded on the NYSE under the symbol FDP.