Twenty-nine of the top new products in the produce industry will compete in six categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2010, April 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nev. The United Fresh Produce Association presents the awards each year at its annual convention and expo.
Products will be on display in the United Fresh Membership Booth on the show floor, where they will be judged by all attendees throughout the show. Winners will be determined by total votes received as of 2:00 p.m. April 22, and will be announced approximately one hour later after tabulation.
This year’s finalists are:
Best New Packaging
* Fresh Express Artisanal Salads, Chiquita Brands
* Renewable Wide-Flange Container and Lidding Film, Clear-Lam Packaging, Inc.
* Pack-in-MAP Technology, Pack-in-MAP Technology
* Tamper-Resistant Rectangles, PWP Industries
* RunRite Clamshells, Sambrailo Packaging
Best New Food Safety Solution
* SISTEM 4.0, Alchemy Systems
* FlashLink VU, DeltaTRAK, Inc.
* FieldPack PTI, TraceGains, Inc.
* VoiceCode, HarvestMark
Best New Processing Equipment
* FogTunnel Produce Treatment System, AgSolutions, Inc.
* Fresh-Cut Accessories, Charlie’s Machine and Supply, Inc.
* CARR-O-CUT, Everett Brothers Engineering, Ltd.
* In-Crate Washing and Drying System, FTNON USA, Inc.
* OnCore Lettuce Core Removal System, Key Technology, Inc.
* Automatic Multi-Decorer Titano 2010, Turatti SRL
Best New Fruit Product
* Grab N Go Grape Tomato Bags, Andrew & Williamson
* Chiquita Fresh & Ready Avocados, Chiquita Brands
* Del Monte CRT Single Finger Banana, Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
* Ready To Eat Mimi Candy Tomatoes, Mastronardi Produce/Sunset
* Ready Snax Fresh Fruit Parfaits!, Ready Pac Produce
* Dipping Chocolates, Tropical Nut & Fruit
Best New Packing/Packaging Equipment
* Primus Optical Sorter, Best Sorting
* Ultra Bagger (Girbagger) Bagging Machine, Giro Pack
* MacroTote, Macro Plastics
* MCT Absorbent Pouch Filling System, Maxwell Chase Technologies
* 6428 RPC, Polymer Logistics
Best New Vegetable Product
* Ready Pac Bistro Seasonal Salads – Italiano & Waldorf, Ready Pac Produce
* Jade Asian Greens, San Miguel Produce
* Simply Special Vegetable Sauces, USA Fresh, LLC