Produce Innovation Award winners recognized at United Fresh 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
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
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.