United Fresh 2014 New Product Award Finalists Announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2014 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Products at United Fresh 2014, June 10-13 in Chicago.

“We’re excited to have a record of 40 finalists for our New Product Awards, which is a clear indicator of the ever increasing ingenuity in fresh produce,” says John Toner, United’s vice president of convention & industry relations. “We’re proud to showcase these innovative products at the United Fresh 2014 show in Chicago, which continues to be the home for innovation and creativity in the produce business.”

“New products like these are an essential element of the success of the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, says 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 2014 New Product Award finalists:

Best New Food Safety Solution

Produce TMS Solution
ALC Logistics, Software Division of the Allen Lund Company – Booth 1279

Arizona LGMA Food Safety Training Kit Videos
Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Committee- Booth 2194

FlashTrak Telematics
DeltaTrak – Booth 855

Fruit Gard, 2 part dry product
Food Defend – Booth 2286

FoodLink Fresh
FoodLink – Booth 1052

SmartTraxx Go
Locus Traxx Worldwide – Booth 312

Best New Fruit Product

Crunch Pak with Marvel Apple Snacker
Crunch Pak – Booth 132

Woot Froot
Fresh Fruit Cuts – Booth 140

Fresh Cranberry Sauce Kit
Naturipe Farms – Booth 645

USDA Quality Monitored GOOD 4 U FRESH FRUIT
Sbrocco International – Booth 457

Best New Packaging

Josie’s Organics Romaine Hearts
Braga Fresh Family Farms – Booth 1249

Del Monte Fresh Guac
Del Monte Fresh Produce – Booth 407

Wholly Guacamole 100 Cal Minis
Fresherized Foods – Booth 623

Orchard Valley Harvest Wellness Mixes
John B Sanfilippo – Booth 627

Sunset Eco Flavor Bowl
Mastronardi Produce/Sunset – Booth 220

Bouquet Pack – Long Stem Strawberries
Naturipe Farms – Booth 645

Wood look Returnable Plastic Crate
Polymer Logistics – Booth 620

Ready Pac Ready Snax Refresh
Ready Pac Foods – Booth 1271

Hacienda Special Reserve Tomatoes with Display Ready Box
Redsun Farms – Booth 637

Dippin’ Stix Sweet Gala Apples & Caramel
Reichel Foods – Booth 557

Lip Smackn’ Grapes – Rinse & Serve Reusable Bowl
Village Farms – Booth 1069

TopLine Creations
Westmoreland – Booth 1275

Yerecic Label – Booth 965

Ready To Eat Single Serve Blueberry
North Bay Produce – Booth 759

Best New Packing/Processing Equipment

Bosch SVC 4020 Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagger
Bosch Packaging Technology – Booth 2053

Super Batch Centrifuge
FTNON BV – Booth 2461

Turatti S.R.L – Booth 2249

Forklift Inflator
West Coast Supplies – Booth 1956

Best New Vegetable Product

Black Gold Farms – Booth 859

Wholly Guacamole Layered Bean Dips
Fresherized Foods – Booth 623

Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole – 4pk
Good Foods Group – Booth 1066

Organic Beets in an Organic Mild Vinegar
Love Beets – Booth 443

Mastronardi Produce/Sunset – Booth 220

Mucci Farms CuteCumbers Snack Sized Cucumbers
Mucci Farms – Booth 240

The Snacking Series – Juno Bites, Bumbles, Sangira, and Azuca
Pure Flavor – Pure Hothouse Foods, Inc. – Booth 864

New Dippin’ Stix Flavor – Celery Stix & Ranch Dip
Reichel Foods – Booth 557

Tiffany Gate Foods – Booth 228

Rebellion tomato
Village Farms – Booth 1069

Wholesum Harvest Grilling Squash
Wholesum Family Farms – Booth 454

Eat Smart Kale & Red Chard Stir Fry Kit
Apio – Booth 1556

New Product Award finalists will be displayed at the United Fresh Membership Booth, at United Fresh 2014 in Chicago. The winner in each category will be determined by total votes received as of 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12. United Fresh will announce winners at the Membership Booth on Thursday, June 12. United Fresh 2014 attendees are encouraged to stop by the United Fresh Membership Booth and vote for their favorite new products on display.

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