Seven companies take home Innovation Award at United Fresh

Seven Produce Innovation Award Winners were recognized at United Fresh 2018 – the single destination event for the total fresh supply chain. This year’s honorees were selected by show attendees from a total of 36 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; and two new categories for 2018: Best New Indoor Growing Technology and Best New Field Technology.

John Toner presented the awards to the following winners: 

Best New Food Safety Solution: 
Natures Natural Solutions LLC, Industrial Size Food Freshness Card

Best New Fruit Product: 
Apeel Sciences, Apeel

Best New Packaging: 
Mucci Farms, CuteCumber Poppers

Best New Packing/Processing Equipment
Volm Companies, Inc., Volmpack Pouch Bagger

Best New Vegetable Product: 
Mastronardi Produce / SUNSET, SUNSET® Aloha™ Peppers

Best New Indoor Growing Technology: 
IUNU, Luna

Best New Field Technology: 
Food-Origins, Food Origins Data Collection Platform

“This year’s Innovation Awards winners won from a field of excellent and qualified competitors,” said United Fresh’s Vice President of Convention & Industry Collaboration John Toner. “The exceptional creativity of these seven winners helped them stand out at United Fresh 2018, the home of fresh produce innovation.”

“Innovation starts at United Fresh,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh’s President & CEO. “The innovation of our member companies shape the entire produce industry and show attendees have the unique opportunity to see that ingenuity up close at United Fresh. Congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you to all participants for showcasing your creativity.”

For more information:
John Toner
United Fresh
Tel: (+1) 202-303-3424

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