United Fresh announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those winners during the trade show.
FreshPlaza has presented the finalists for six of those categories - Best New Fruit product, Best New Vegetable product, Best New Field Technology, Best New Indoor Growing Technology, Best New Packaging and Best New Packing/Processing Equipment. This last part will focus on the remaining category - Best New Food Safety Solution.
Best New Food Safety Solution
RSM US LLP – Booth # 18017
"We’re more interested in the path our food takes from field-to-fork than ever before. CLEARthru leverages blockchain technology to let food producers and brands add a new layer of transparency with the end user, giving consumers a complete window into where their food comes from for the first time."
Columbus – Booth # 5019
"ColumbusFood solution adds industry-specific core ERP capabilities, and also integrates key features traditionally found only in third-party ecosystem solutions. Our goal is to deliver, and continuously enhance, robust functionality that meets common requirements and scales and upgrades easily—with minimal customization and affordable pricing."
Food Freshness Card for Packaging
Food Freshness Card – Booth # 15049
"The Food Freshness Card has been laboratory tested to increase shelf life 40 percent of many fruits, vegetables and breads. The Food Freshness Card for Packaging is 1 ½ inch Square sticker version that covers a 1 foot radius and ideal for extending shelf life of meals, salads and boxed produce."
GO Real-Time Flex Tracker
Emerson Cargo Solutions – Booth # 14024
"The GO Real-Time Flex Tracker provides versatility to help customers simultaneously monitor ambient temperature, measure relative humidity and take pulp temperature readings of produce. This single solution helps achieve optimal freshness and improve shelf life of sensitive commodities such as berries, melons and other fresh cut produce."
Logmore dynamic QR
Logmore Ltd – Booth # 18045
"Save over 90 percent of monitoring costs that logistics require. Logmore take this monitoring to the parcel level. Just scan QR-code to upload the measurements logged during the transportation with any scanner such as smartphone. Combination of hardware with secure cloud makes this the most scalable solution for transport monitoring."
The 2019 United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists will be displayed on the trade show floor at United Fresh 2019 in Chicago, where attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite new and innovative products on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12. United Fresh will announce winners from the Main Stage on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 pm at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.