United Fresh announces 2019 Innovation Awards winners
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United Fresh announces 2019 Innovation Awards winners

Seven companies were recognized in categories such as food safety, packaging and indoor growing technology.

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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.”

The 2019 Produce Innovation Awards winners are as follows:

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, Film-sealed Fruit Cups

Best new packing/processing equipment: Fox Solutions, Pouch Bagger

Best new vegetable product: Taylor Farms, Taylor Farms Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad Kit

Best new indoor growing technology: Root AI, Virgo

Best new field technology: RipeTime, RipeTime