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United Fresh unveiled the winners of the 2015 New Product Awards during the United Fresh 2015 show at McCormick Place in Chicago.
"Of the record 45 finalists, the five winners exemplify exceptional ingenuity in fresh produce," said John Toner, VP of convention and industry collaboration at Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh.
"New products like these are an essential element of the success of the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry," noted United Fresh President and CEO Tom Stenzel. "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."
Voted on by attendees throughout the two days of United Fresh 2015, the awards are as follows:
Best New Food Safety Solution: GO Lux, Locus Traxx Worldwide
Best New Fruit Product: Naturipe’s New “On-the-Go” Fresh Blueberry Mix, Naturipe Farms LLC
Best New Packaging: ReadyRipe Watermelon Pouch, Maglio & Co.
Best New Packing/Processing Equipment: Watermelon Peeler Chunker, ABL
Best New Vegetable Product: Sunset Flavor Bombs Cherry Tomatoes, Mastronardi Produce/Sunset