June 15, 2015

Winners of the 2015 United Fresh New Product Awards announced

New Product Award WinnerUnited Fresh the winners of the 2015 New Product Awards in five categories from a record 45 fresh fruit and vegetable innovation finalists at United Fresh 2015 in Chicago.

“We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2015 New Product Awards. Of the record 45 finalists, the five winners exemplify exceptional ingenuity in fresh produce,” said John Toner, United’s vice president of convention and industry collaboration.

“New products like these are an essential element of the success of the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, said Tom Stenzel, United’s president and CEO. “Our member companies bring foresight about market trends and emerging technologies, and then apply creative ideas to capitalize on those trends, which contributes to the growth and profitability of our entire industry.”

The 2015 New Product Award Winners are:

Best New Food Safety Solution
GO Lux, Locus Traxx Worldwide

Best New Fruit Product
Naturipe’s New “On-the-Go” Fresh Blueberry Mix, Naturipe Farms, LLC

Best New Packaging
ReadyRipe Watermelon Pouch, Maglio & Company

Best New Packing/Processing Equipment
Watermelon Peeler Chunker, ABL

Best New Vegetable Product
SUNSET® Flavor Bombs Cherry Tomatoes, Mastronardi Produce/ SUNSET®

The New Product Awards were voted on by attendees throughout the two days of United Fresh 2015.

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