Nominate a special produce performer for an award

Nominate a special produce performer for an award

United Fresh has opened the nomination period for the 2017 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, which honors the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the program.

The program, sponsored by PRO*ACT LLC since its inception, has honored more than 50 chefs and foodservice operators for their exceptional work in incorporating fresh produce.

Winners are selected by a panel of United Fresh member representatives. Nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2017. The eight winners and their corporate executives receive complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations and registrations to United Fresh 2017, set for June 13-15 in Chicago.

In addition to sponsorship of the program, PRO*ACT will make a donation to a charitable organization of each winner’s choice.

Submit nominations at For more information about the award program, contact Miriam Wolk at [email protected] or 202-303-3410.

PRO*ACT is a leading distributor of fresh food to the foodservice and retail industries, sourcing from premier national, regional and local farmers. It streamlines the produce supply chain, offering significant cost benefits and an easy, one-call solution to source the freshest produce from more than 70 third-party inspected, independently owned, local distribution centers across the United States and Canada.

On the PRO*ACT website is a discussion of the distributor’s “Going the Extra Mile” commitment:

We are working to reach 100% Green Business certifications, and GFSI SQF Level 2 benchmarked certification at all of our distribution centers.

These two initiatives, combined with our continual giving back to our communities through financial and food donations, are all part of our commitment to Going The Extra Mile.

PRO*ACT has worked tirelessly to ensure all elements of our network from farm to fork have received their highest level of food safety certification through third-party audits. By becoming GFSI benchmarked certified (SQF Level 2), our customers can continue to trust in every package we deliver.

PRO*ACT aims to ensure a quality product is delivered in a sustainable way with the least environmental impact and waste. Green Business certifications at each of our distribution companies, solidifies our commitment to sustainability through third-party audits and ongoing initiatives as we lead the way in green business practices.

Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association serves companies at the forefront of the global fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations.

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