( File photo )

The Produce for Better Health Foundation named The Packer among its Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Industry Role Models and Champions for 2017. 

The honors go to non-retail companies that support the Fruits & Veggies — More Matters brand and help it increase brand exposure and community outreach.

PBH also named its 2017 Ambassador Excellence Award honorees, who individually support the More Matters national health campaign.  

PBH will present these honors to the companies and people at its annual awards lunch, April 6 in Scottsdale, Ariz. 
 
2017 Industry Role Models:
•    American Frozen Food Institute
•    Apio Inc.
•    Avocados from Mexico
•    Barsotti Family Juice Co.
•    Bayer
•    Black Gold Farms
•    California Avocado Commission
•    California Cling Peach Board
•    California Strawberry Commission
•    Campbell Soup Co.
•    Can Manufacturers Institute
•    Canned Food Alliance
•    Chelan Fresh
•    Del Monte Foods Inc.
•    Del Monte Fresh Produce
•    Domex Superfresh Growers
•    Duda Farm Fresh Foods
•    Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
•    Giorgio Fresh Co.
•    Green Giant Fresh
•    Grimmway Farms
•    Juice Products Association
•    Market Fresh Produce LLC
•    Monsanto Company
•    Monterey Mushrooms 
•    National Watermelon Promotion Board
•    Natural Delights
•    Naturipe Farms LLC
•    Nestlé USA
•    Okanagan Specialty Fruits
•    Pacific Coast Producers
•    Pear Bureau Northwest
•    Pink Lady America
•    Potatoes USA
•    Produce Business Magazine
•    Produce Marketing Association
•    Red Sun Farms
•    Robinson Fresh
•    Ruiz Sales Inc.
•    Sage Fruit Co.
•    Seneca Foods Corp.
•    Southern Specialties
•    StarKist Co.
•    Stemilt Growers LLC
•    Subway
•    Sunkist Growers Inc.
•    Sun-Maid Growers of California
•    Sysco/FreshPoint
•    Taylor Farms
•    The Morning Star Co.
•    The Oppenheimer Group
•    The Packer
•    The Produce News
•    The Walt Disney Co.
•    U.S. Apple Association
•    Ventura Foods
•    Welch’s
•    Wonderful Citrus
•    Zespri Kiwifruit
 
2017 Industry Champions:
•    AJ Trucco Inc.
•    Alliance for Food & Farming
•    Bejo Seeds Inc.
•    Blue Book Services
•    Blue Marble Brands
•    Brothers-All-Natural
•    Chartwells K12
•    Chilean Fresh Fruit Association
•    Crown Poly Inc.
•    Dave’s Specialty Imports
•    Dole Food Co.
•    Dole Packaged Foods LLC
•    Driscoll’s
•    Earthbound Farm
•    Josie’s Organics/Braga Fresh Family Farms
•    Mariani Nut Co.
•    Mariani Packing Co. Inc.
•    McDonald’s Corp.
•    McEntire Produce Inc.
•    Melissa’s Produce Inc.
•    Michigan Apple Committee
•    Mushroom Council
•    Ocean Mist Farms
•    Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
•    Seald Sweet/Greenyard
•    Tanimura & Antle
•    Tree Top Inc.
•    Valley Fig Growers
•    Wish Farms
 
2017 Ambassador Excellence Award Honorees: 
•    Dennis Christou, Del Monte Fresh Produce 
•    Charlie Eagle, Southern Specialties
•    Angela Fraser, California Avocado Commission
•    Matt Middleton, Ventura Foods
•    Roger Pepperl, Stemilt Growers
•    Richard Ruiz, Ruiz Sales
•    Brian Threlfall, Giorgio Fresh Mushrooms
•    Trish Zecca, Campbell Soup Co.
 

 
Comments