Congratulations to the United Fresh 2014
NEW PRODUCT AWARDS FINALISTS
Visit the United Fresh Membership Booth to Vote for Your Favorite New Product!
New products and innovations contribute substantially to the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry’s success. Leading companies contribute to the industry’s economic growth through the development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative products. United Fresh exhibitors are showcasing their new and innovative products in the 2014 New Product Award competition. This year’s finalists will be displayed in the United Fresh Membership Booth on the United Fresh trade show floor. Visit the United Fresh Membership Booth to Vote for Your Favorite New Product! The winner in each category will be determined by total votes received as of 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12. Winners will be announced at the United Fresh Membership Booth on Thursday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m.
2014 NEW PRODUCT AWARD FINALISTS BEST NEW FOOD SAFETY SOLUTION Produce TMS Solution ALC Logistics, Software Division of the Allen Lund Company Booth 1279 This web-based TMS software is designed and customized to fit the needs of the produce industry. Arizona LGMA Food Safety Training Kit Videos Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Booth 2194 The Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Training Kit is now available in a DVD series (English and Spanish), offering another user-friendly tool for food safety training professionals. FlashTrak Telematics DeltaTrak, Inc. Booth 855 Delta Trak’s FlashTrak Telematics is a complete cloud based solution for cold chain management and temperature monitoring. Used for both mobile and facilities applications, it helps assure the integrity of perishable products. Fruit Gard, 2 part dry product Food Defend Booth 2286 FruitGard® reduces spoilage and food safety organisms on produce. FruitGard® offers a dry post-harvest intervention that leaves no toxic residue and can be safely applied in common processing infrastructure. FoodLink Fresh FoodLink Booth 1052 FoodLink Fresh is a web-based, food safety and quality inspection solution that provides analysis for data collected across the supply chain from harvesting to temperature & handling during transportation to receiving at the DC and retail store. SmartTraxx Go Locus Traxx Booth 312 Disposable by design, the SmartTraxx GO is the temp-recorder done better. Pull the tab, instantly temperature and location data begin streaming in real-time to the cloud. Complete visibility at your fingertips, in transit and at the dock.
BEST NEW PACKAGING Josie’s Organics Romaine Hearts Braga Fresh Family Farms Booth 1249 3 pack of organic romaine hearts featuring Josie’s logo and signature polka dot pattern. Del Monte® Fresh Guac Del Monte Fresh Produce Booth 407 Our Del Monte® Fresh Guac comes in an assortment of flavors in convenient packaging, is preservative free, and is always ready-to-eat. Available in 8oz single and 2-pack, and a 2oz 4-pack. Wholly Guacamole 100 Cal Minis Fresherized Foods Booth 623 These 2oz mini cups are perfect for those who wat to guac on the go! Great to travel, for portion control or for a kid’s lunchbox, the mini cup is great for squeezing or dipping. These cups also freeze up to 3 months. Orchard Valley Harvest Wellness Mixes John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Booth 627 Orchard Valley Harvest Wellness Mixes. Three 4oz varieties: Antioxidant Mix; Omega-3 Mix; and Energy Mix. All mixes are Non-GMO Project Verified, contain no artificial ingredients, gluten-free, and packed with nutrients. Sunset® Eco Flavor Bowl™ Mastronardi Produce, Ltd. Booth 220 The SUNSET® Eco Flavor Bowl™ is a new packaging format designed with the environment in mind. The unique top seal film locks in flavor while reducing your carbon footprint, making it the perfect bowl forsustainable snacking. Bouquet Pack - Long Stem Strawberries Naturipe Farms Booth 645 The unique shape and color of Naturipe’s Bouquet Pack gives the sense of “something special” with Premium Long Stem strawberries packed in a first of its kind, bi-colored, coextruded clamshell.
Ready To Eat Single Serve Blueberry North Bay Produce, Inc. North Bay Produce’s Ready To Eat Blueberries are the newest solution for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Offering innovative packaging and portability, our single serve blueberry pack will hold up to the busy demands of on the go eating for young and old alike.
BEST NEW PACKING/PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
Wood look Returnable Plastic Crate Polymer Logistics Booth 620 RPC’s first innovation in 20 years! World’s first foldable, simulated wood crate brings a fresh look and feel, while offering all the advantages of RPC — including our revolutionary ‘active-lock’ mechanism.
Super Batch Centrifuge FTNON BV Booth 2461 Unique centrifuge which can handle all kind of products with different capacities. Easy to operate, easy to maintain. Small footprint, energy efficient.
Ready Pac Ready Snax Refresh Ready Pac Foods Booth 1271 New Packaging and design of the Ready Snax Snacking line. Hacienda Special Reserve Tomatoes with Display Ready Box JemD Farms – Red Sun & Golden Sun Greenhouse Vegetables Booth 637 This eye catching case of tomatoes include varieties such as; Brandy Yellow, Cherokee Green and Purple, Green Zebra, Aurea Big Tiger- all offering a unique appearance and flavor for tomato lovers. Dippin’ Stix Sweet Gala Apples & Caramel Reichel Foods Booth 557 Dippin’ Stix now offers delicious Sweet Gala Apples & Caramel in a convenient 5 pack carton. The carton offers a brilliant versatile design that can be merchandised two different ways. Lip Smackn’ Grapes - Rinse & Serve Reusable Bowl Village Farms Booth 1069 Village Farms is first to market for this unique and exclusive package making it a necessary addition to the category. No venting in bowl bottom makes functional for reusing/ repurposing. TopLine Creations Westmoreland Sales Booth 1275 TopLine Creations! Same Gourmet Produce you Love with the adage of Flavor Infused Olive Oil. Great for a snack or whip up a salad on the go. Rinse. Drizzle. Enjoy! LabelBling™ Yerecic Label Booth 965 LabelBling™ uses holographic films, sparkle inks, embossing or a combination of these effects on produce packaging to catch attention while shopping and entice consumers to learn more about the product.
Bosch SVC 4020 Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagger Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. Booth 2053 Built for today’s hygenic requirements and for tomorrow’s regulations, the new SVC vertical packaging platform is ideal for the fresh food industry.
STRAWBERRY CAPPER Mod. Frazer Turatti S.R.L Booth 2249 Strawberries yields forever! The new Frazer capper was developed to remove the strawberry calyx and to cut each fruit in half -if requiredincreasing capacity and yield. This patentpending system can be used also to top radishes. Forklift Inflator West Coast Supplies Booth 1956 The Forklift Inflator is easily installed on any forklift and is powered by the forklift battery. Once installed, simply flip the switch to fill air bags anywhere inside the trailer or container.
BEST NEW FRUIT PRODUCT Crunch Pak with Marvel Apple Snacker Crunch Pak Booth 132 Marvel Entertainment and Crunch Pak, the fresh sliced apples specialist, launched an assortment of fresh snack products called Snackers that feature Marvel Super Heroes on packages of fresh sliced apples and other snacking ingredients including grapes, cheese and pretzels. Snackers are a mini meal replacement; think of it as a healthy bento box. Woot Froot Fresh Fruit Cuts Booth 140 Woot Froot is cutting edge freshcut peaches and nectarines available in MAP packaging of 3oz and 14oz bags and various tray sizes with a shelf life of 21 days. Fresh Cranberry Sauce Kit Naturipe Farms Booth 645 A first of its kind, this fresh cranberry microwavable sauce kit takes the mystery out of preparing one of fresh produces’ most nutritious fruits. “Kick the Can” with Naturipe. USDA Quality Monitored GOOD 4 U FRESH FRUIT® Sbrocco International, Inc. Booth 457 Fresh Table Grapes & Apples in GOOD 4 U FRESH FRUIT brand high-graphic pouch bags with the official USDA Quality Monitored Seal to indicate USDA Quality Monitoring Program participation.
BEST NEW VEGETABLE PRODUCT Eat Smart Kale & Red Chard Stir Fry Kit Apio, Inc. Eat Smart’s new Kale & Red Chard Stir Fry Kit is a unique twist on a traditional favorite offering on trend flavors with a gourmet taste. This restaurant inspired kit includes broccoli florets, red chard, kale, snow peas, carrots and a stir fry sauce infused with soy, garlic and ginger.
The Snacking Series - Juno Bites, Bumbles, Sangira, and Azuca Pure Hot House Foods, Inc. Booth 864 The Snacking Series features Pure Flavor’s exclusive line of bite-sized tomatoes designed with the consumer in mind. Grab-and-Go Packaging, a variety of flavors, and recipe ideas — the quick snacking solution everyone is looking for!
Roasties Black Gold Farms Booth 859 Roasties is a pre-packaged clamshell containing fresh, whole baby red potatoes and an enclosed packet of McCormick Produce Partners seasonings with easy instructions to rise, season & bake.
New Dippin’ Stix Flavor - Celery Stix & Ranch Dip Reichel Foods Booth 557 Dippin’ Stix expands their vegetable and dip offerings with fresh cut celery sticks and creamy ranch dip, a delicious combination, conveniently packaged for healthy snacking on the go.
Wholly Guacamole Layered Bean Dips Fresherized Foods Booth 623 The maker of America’s number one branded guacamole brings a layer of beans 10oz dips, served either chilled or warmed! Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole - 4pk Good Foods Group Booth 1066 Our guacamole is deliciously prepared with hand-scooped avocados, like your favorite tableside restaurant experience. With garlic, onions and tomatoes, it’s chunky and full of goodness! In convenient single serves. Organic Beets in an Organic Mild Vinegar Love Beets Booth 443 Our Organic Beets in an Organic Mild Vinegar are freshly cooked and simply delicious. Certified organic, all natural and gluten free — being healthy never tasted so good! Y.E.L.O.™ Mastronardi Produce, Ltd. Booth 220 Youth, Energy, Life, Om. Sunset’s next must have tomato Mucci Farms CuteCumbers™ Snack Sized Cucumbers Mucci Farms Booth 240 Smaller, crunchier and more convenient than mini cucumbers, our bite-sized CuteCumbers™ make an ideal snack for kids and adults. A handy-sized cocktail snack with no cutting or chopping required.
Visit the United Fresh Membership Booth to Vote for Your Favorite New Product! The winner in each category will be determined by total votes received as of 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Winners will be announced at the United Fresh Membership Booth on Thursday, June 12 at 3:00 p.m.
FreshCooked Tiffany Gate Foods Booth 228 Delicious, hard to cook vegetables, grains and beans. Perfectly cooked and ready to use on salads, in soups, as sides or by themselves. Lineup includes quinoa, beets, yams and chickpeas. Rebellion Tomato Village Farms Booth 1069 A revolution in flavor! Rebellion is a unique pack container 4 to 6 different flavorful tomato varieties each with a distinct shape in range of colors from red, orage, yellow, green and brown. Wholesum Harvest Grilling Squash Wholesum Family Farms Booth 454 Wholesum Harvest Grilling Squash features yellow and a zucchini squash combo in self sealing bags. The bags feature recipes and QR codes to the company grower video and bank of recipes.
Published on May 1, 2014