Produce Innovation Award winners recognized at United Fresh 2016

June 23, 2016

Five Produce Innovation Award Winners were recognized at United Fresh 2016. This year’s honorees were selected by show attendees from a total of 49 contestants across five categories: Best New Food Safety Solution; Best New Fruit Product; Best New Packaging; Best New Packing/Processing Equipment; and Best New Vegetable Product.

The award winners are:

Best New Food Safety Solution: NatureSeal, Inc.; NatureSeal First Step+ 10

Best New Fruit Product: Mucci Farms; Smuccies Sweet Strawberries

Best New Packaging: Maglio Companies/The Fresh Group LTD; readyripe lite watermelon pouch

The Maglio team receives the Best New Packaging award from United Fresh's John Toner.
The Maglio team receives the Best New Packaging award from United Fresh’s John Toner.

Best New Packing/Processing Equipment: PerfoTec BV; Internet Fresh-Cut Flowers Flowpack for Home Delivery

Best New Vegetable Product: Dole Fresh Vegetables; Dole Chef’s Choice Caesar Salad Kit

The Dole Fresh Vegetables team receives the Best New Vegetable Product award.
The Dole Fresh Vegetables team receives the Best New Vegetable Product award.

This year’s Produce Innovation Awards had a record-breaking number of entries, according to John Toner, United Fresh Produce Association vice president of Convention and Industry Relations. Toner presented the awards to this year’s winners.