United Fresh, AMI and FMI attendees chose this year’s New Product Award winners from 27 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations in the categories of Best New Packaging Product, Best New Food Safety Solution, Best New Packing/Processing Equipment, Best New Fruit Product and Best Vegetable Product.
The 2012 New Product Award Winners are:
- Best New Packaging Product:
Naturipe EarthCycle Packaging for Organic Berries, Naturipe LLC
- Best New Food Safety Solution:
FlashCheck Real-time Bacterial Enzyme Detection Kit, DeltaTRAK, Inc.
- Best New Packing/Processing Equipment:
Bosch Pack 301 IN Inverted Horizontal Flow Wrapper, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc
- Best New Fruit Product:
Fresh Fruit Parfaits, Ready Pac Foods
- Best New Vegetable Product:
Delano, Mastronardi Produce
“These winning innovations are the forerunners in the effort to bring new approaches, ideas and processes to the fresh fruit and vegetable industry,” says John Toner, United’s vice president of convention & industry relations. “From its very beginnings, the United show has been the undisputed home of innovation for the produce industry, and these awards continue to showcase the best and brightest minds in the produce business. We’re proud to congratulate the 27 finalists in this year’s competition.”