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13 June 2019 - Media Release - Fresh Plaza

Seven Produce Innovation Awards winners were recognized at United Fresh 2019. This year’s honorees were voted on by show attendees from a total of 48 contestants across seven categories: Best New Food Safety Solution; Best New Fruit Product; Best New Packaging; Best New Packing/Processing Equipment; Best New Vegetable Product; Best New Indoor Growing Technology and Best New Field Technology.

“This year’s Innovation Awards winners won from a field of excellent and qualified competitors,” said John Toner, United Fresh’s Vice President of Convention & Industry Collaboration. “The exceptional creativity of these seven winners helped them stand out at United Fresh 2019, the home of fresh produce innovation.”

“Innovation starts at United Fresh,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh’s President & CEO. “The innovation of our member companies shape the entire produce industry and show attendees have the unique opportunity to see that ingenuity up close at United Fresh. Congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you to all participants for showcasing your creativity.”

The 2019 Produce Innovation Awards Winners:

Best New Food Safety Solution: 
Natures frequencies, Food Freshness Card for Packaging

Best New Fruit Product: 
CRUNCH PAK-Peeled, Diced or Sliced Pears

Best New Packaging: 
Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc., Film-sealed Fruit Cups

Best New Packing/Processing Equipment: 
Fox Solutions, Pouch Bagger

Best New Vegetable Product: 
Taylor Farms, Inc., Taylor Farms Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad Kit

Best New Indoor Growing Technology: 
Root AI, Virgo

Best New Field Technology: 
RipeTime, RipeTime

For more information:
Mary Coppola
United Fresh Produce Association
Ph: +1 (202) 303-3425

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