Nominees sought for first FreshTech award

The United Fresh Produce Association is taking nominations for its first FreshTech Achievement Award, to be presented to a company or individual in recognition of outstanding technical achievement to advance the fresh produce industry.

“The United FreshTech Expo has long been the place for innovative companies to showcase the tools, technologies, equipment, goods, and services needed to advance our industry,” said Tom Stenzel, United Fresh president and chief executive officer. “As part of FreshTech, we’ve also been able to honor a number of outstanding individuals for their food safety and technical leadership over the years. Now we are bringing those traditions together to create an annual award to recognize those innovators who truly help advance our industry with new harvesting and packing technologies, processing equipment design, information systems, and more.”

Nominations for the FreshTech Achievement Award are due by April 29, 2016 and can be submitted online. Produce companies are encouraged to nominate their outstanding service providers, and self-nominations are also welcome. The award will be presented at the United Fresh 2016 Expo and Convention, set for June 20-22 in Chicago IL.

Co-located with FMI Connect, the International Floriculture Expo, and the new Global Cold Chain Expo, United Fresh 2016 will bring together retail, fresh produce, floral, and cold chain logistics leaders who are searching for unique products and looking to enhance relationships with business partners.

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