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    Four Industry Pioneers to be Inducted into Frozen Food Hall of Fame

    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Distinguished Order of Zerocrats, a group that promotes the advancement of the frozen food industry, yesterday named the 2006 inductees of the Frozen Food Industry Hall of Fame. The inductees will be officially honored during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention, Oct. 7-10, 2006 in Orlando, Fla.

    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Distinguished Order of Zerocrats, a group that promotes the advancement of the frozen food industry, yesterday named the 2006 inductees of the Frozen Food Industry Hall of Fame. The inductees will be officially honored during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention, Oct. 7-10, 2006 in Orlando, Fla.

    The 2006 inductees are: James H. Childers, retired corporate director of merchandising and procurement of Winn-Dixie Supermarkets and former chairman of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA); Jack H. Gunn Jr., president of Associated Grocers, Inc. and former NFRA chairman; the late F. Gilbert Lamb, founder of Lamb-Weston and former chairman of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI); and Frederick R. Ruiz, founder and chairman of Ruiz Foods and former AFFI director.

    The Zerocrats established the Frozen Food Hall of Fame in 1990 to honor those individuals whose dedication and hard work have greatly benefited the industry. Members of the Zerocrats nominate and vote on the newest inductees.

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