Entries tagged with: Awards And Recognition

People in the mix

Recent appointments of and achievements by people in the fresh-cut produce and allied industries include: Schneider Packaging promoted Ron Pietraszek to regional sales manager for the northeastern U.S. Pietraszek has over 20 years experience in industrial sales and marketing, including material handling equipment, which complement his seven years of applications engineering with Schneider. Pietraszek has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from SUNY Brockport. Kelly Green, chairman and owner of Birko, was recognized…  » Read more

Ready Pac sustainability efforts honored by Walmart

Walmart presented Ready Pac Foods with its Excellence in Sustainability award. Ready Pac was recognized for actively reducing its carbon footprint with sustainable initiatives throughout the company. Chet Rutledge, director of private brand packaging at Walmart, honored Ready Pac during this year’s 8th Annual Walmart and Sam’s Club Sustainable Packaging Exposition held in Bentonville, Ark. The award recognized both Ready Pac and Clear Lam for packaging innovations developed for the Peel and Reseal Tray used…  » Read more

Four Seasons Produce wins sustainable business award

Four Seasons Produce has been named the 2013 Green Plus Sustainable Enterprise Award winner. The award recognizes Four Seasons Produce as a leader in sustainable business practices among companies in the United States. The annual award is administered by the Institute for Sustainable Development, a Durham, N.C.-based partnership of universities, chambers of commerce and business leaders that is dedicated to helping businesses become more competitive through sustainability practices. The award is designed to recognize businesses…  » Read more

Best new products selected at United Fresh

Best new products selected at United Fresh Attendees to the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual convention and expo in San Diego cast their votes May 16 and recognized this year’s New Product Awards in five categories. More than 30 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations competed in the categories of Best New Food Safety Solution, Best New Fruit Product, Best New Packaging, Best New Packing/Processing Equipment, and Best New Vegetable Product. The 2013 New Product Award…  » Read more

DeltaTRAK to showcase United award nominee

DeltaTRAK will showcase the ThermoTrace Time Temperature Indicator (TTI) solution at the United Fresh show in San Diego, California May 15-16 in booth 1508. The TTI solution has been chosen as a United Fresh Best New Food Safety Product finalist. DeltaTRAK's ThermoTrace TTI solution provides customers with a cost effective way to use 2D bar codes combined with chemical label technology to monitor accumulated temperature abuse of products as they travel through the cold chain.…  » Read more

Ready Pac to display award finalists at United Fresh

Ready Pac will exhibit its two award finalists along with other featured products at this year’s United Fresh 2013 show in San Diego, May 14-16. The custom Peel and Reseal Clamshell Film has been nominated for the Best New Packaging award. The film is designed to be easy to open, tamper-evident and keeps lettuce fresh while using about one-third less plastic, which allows an extra layer on each pallet during transport. Bistro Fruit Salads have…  » Read more

United announces finalists for 2013 New Product Awards

More than 30 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations are up for United Fresh Produce Association’s 2013 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Products at United Fresh 2013, May 14-16 in San Diego. “These products represent the new approaches, ideas and processes that are driving the fresh fruit and vegetable industry forward,” said John Toner, United’s vice president of convention and industry relations. “From its…  » Read more

United to honor baby carrot pioneer at Women in Produce event

Lisa McNeece, vice president, foodservice and industrial sales, of Grimmway Enterprises, will be the guest speaker at the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual Reception Honoring Women in Produce, Wednesday, May 15, at United Fresh 2013 in San Diego. Held each year in conjunction with the United Fresh convention and expo, the reception recognizes the contributions of all women working in the produce industry, and selects one individual to share their personal experience of service. The…  » Read more

United selects chefs as tops in produce

Six chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this May as part of the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. Sponsored by PRO*ACT, and now in its sixth year, the program honors chefs and their companies for their innovative and influential use of fresh produce in the culinary arts. The United Fresh Produce Association will formally recognize the six winners at United Fresh 2013, the…  » Read more

United will honor top retail produce managers

Exceptional produce managers representing 21 different supermarket chains, commissaries and independent retail stores in 16 states and Canada will be the honored guests at United Fresh 2013 this May through the United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. Sponsored by Ready Pac Foods, the awards program is in its ninth year and is presented through the foundation’s Center for Leadership Excellence. The awards recognize those on the front line in supermarkets working everyday to increase…  » Read more

Paper Pak facilities accredited by UK group

Paper Pak Industries’ La Verne, Calif., and Washington, Ga., manufacturing facilities have been accredited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The BRC accreditation is the result of PPI’s compliance with the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 4, recognized as a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety scheme. The GFSI-approved BRC Packaging and Packaging Materials scheme covers the hygienic production of packaging materials and the management of quality and functional…  » Read more