The United Fresh Produce Association has named 46 new products as finalists for the United Fresh 2017 Innovation Awards.

Finalists are competing in five categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2017 At the show, June 13-15 in Chicago, attendees can vote for the products during the trade show, according to a news release.

“Innovative new products like these are an essential element of the success of the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry,” Tom Stenzel, president and chief executive officer of United Fresh, said in the release.

The 2017 United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists are:

 

Best New Food Safety Solution:

  • Apeel Sciences: Edipeel
  • Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement: Arizona LGMA Metrics 101
  • DeltaTrak Inc.: FlashLink Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Solution
  • Madison Chemical Co. Inc.: FoamClean 317-SP
  • Nature’s Frequencies: Food Freshness Card
  • ScanX Technologies Inc.: ScanX Technologies Real Time Pathogen and Pesticide.Detection Instrumentation; and
  • TracMap: TracMap Spray Management System

 

Best New Fruit Product:

  • Crunch Pak: Crunch Pak Apple Rings
  • Del Fresco Produce: YES!BERRIES: Your Everyday Snack;
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.: Del Monte Smoothie Kit
  • GL, SA: Sonatural Juices-GINGER UP range
  • Naturipe Farms LLC: Naturipe Snacks
  • Stemilt Growers LLC: 5 River Islands Cherries

 

Best New Packaging:

  • Apio Inc.: Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups
  • Del Fresco Produce: Mini Mixers Gourmet Snacking Tomatoes
  • Dole Food Co.: Dole GO Berries!
  • Hollandia Produce LP (Pete’s Living Greens): Pete’s Living Greens Living Strips
  • Mastronardi Produce/Sunset: Sunset Minzano Pasta Kit
  • Mucci Farms/Mucci International Marketing Inc.: Veggies to Go
  • NS Brands LTD: Brighthouse Organics Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • Pure Flavor—Pure Hothouse Foods Inc.: Mini Munchies
  • Village Farms: Heavenly Villagio Marzano five-ounce ready-to-eat snack bag
  • Wish Farms: Take Two!

 

Best New Packing/Processing Equipment:

  • BrimaPack BV: VeTrac e-Drive Planting/Harvesting Rig
  • FTNON USA Inc.: FTNON CoreTakr
  • Full Harvest: Full Harvest
  • New Brunswick International: AW-5600FX
  • Ramsay Highlander Inc.: Self Propelled Water Jet Automated Harvesting Machine
  • Turatti Srl: Automatic Spin Dryer Mod. Vortex

 

Best New Vegetable Product:

  • AMCO Produce: The Garden Pack
  • Apio Inc.: Eat Smart Vegetable Salad Kits
  • Dole Food Co.: Dole Chopped Caesar Salad Kit
  • GL, SA: Sonatural Juices — ONE WEEK GREEN
  • Gotham Greens: Ugly Greens
  • Growers Express/Green Giant Fresh: Green Giant Fresh Vegetable Noodle Line
  • Kitchen22 LLC: Chef Inspired Soup
  • Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET: SUNSET Dill It Yourself Pickle Kit
  • Mucci Farms/Mucci International Marketing Inc.: “Cherto” Gourmet Tomatoes on the Vine
  • NatureFresh Farms: TOMZ Snacking Tomatoes
  • Pure Flavor – Pure Hothouse Foods Inc.: Leafy Fresh
  • Ready Pac Foods: Fresh Prep’d Soup Kits
  • Red Sun Farms: Red Sun Farms Organic Grapes
  • Reichel Foods Inc.: PRO2snax to the Max Baby Carrots, Turkey Sausage Bites, Mild Cheddar Cheese & Almonds
  • Renaissance Foods Group: Garden Highway Veggie Noodles
  • Taylor Farms: Stir Fry Meal Kits
  • Veggie Noodle Co.: Spirals; Veggiccine

United Fresh will announce the winners at 3 p.m. June 15.

 
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