Those attending the United Fresh Produce Associationâs upcoming show in New Orleans will have a record number of finalists to vote on for the associationâs New Product Awards for 2011.
âThese 34 products represent the forerunners in the effort to bring new approaches, ideas and processes to the fresh fruit and vegetable industry,â John Toner, United Fresh vice president of convention and industry relations, said in a news release.
The nominated products will be on display at the United Fresh membership booth on the show floor. Attendees can vote beginning May 2, with the balloting set to close at 2 p.m. on May 4. The winners will be announced about an hour after the votes are tabulated, according to the news release.
The show, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, is scheduled for May 2-4.
The finalists in the six categories for the 2011 New Product Awards:
Best New Packaging:
Clearly Fresh Bags, Apio Inc.
Eco Trays, Clifford Produce
E-Pack, Daumar Corp.
IFCO â6408N RPCâ (RPC for berries), IFCO Systems