United Fresh Reveals Record Setting Number of Finalists for 2016's Most Innovative Products

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Wed. May 11th, 2016 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

CHICAGO, IL - The United Fresh Produce Association’s annual trade show is fast-approaching, where it touts the start of innovation in the produce industry.

Bill Pool, Manager of Produce Safety, Wegmans Food Markets“United Fresh is a great opportunity to see what’s new and different,” Bill Pool, Manager of Produce Safety at Wegmans Food Markets, commented on the show, according to the association’s website.

And now the finalists have been chosen for the show’s 2016 Produce Innovation Awards, effectively placing them in the running to hold a title as a leader in “new and different” for the industry.

The award is available in five categories, naming a record total of 48 finalists:

  • Best New Fruit Product
  • Best New Vegetable Product
  • Best New Packing/Processing Equipment
  • Best New Food Safety Solution
  • Best New Packaging

“New products and innovations contribute substantially to the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry’s success,” United Fresh said on its site. “Leading companies contribute to the industry’s economic growth through the development, manufacturing, and marketing of new and innovative products.”

And soon you will have a say as to who gets the coveted title. To see the complete list of finalists, click here.

The show takes place June 21st and 22nd in Chicago, IL, where all 49 products, packaging, and innovations will be on display. Who will you choose?

The AndNowUKnow team will see you there!

United Fresh