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National Restaurant Association recognizes innovative food, beverage products

The National Restaurant Association today announced the recipients of the 2012 Food and Beverage Product Innovations Awards. The awards recognize consumable products that deliver significant restaurant operator benefits ranging from new flavor concepts to better-for-you nutritional profiles and operator flexibility.

The awardees were selected by an independent panel of experts who represent a broad variety of both commercial and non-commercial segments.

Award recipients will be showcased in the exclusive Food and Beverage Products Innovations Gallery on the exhibit floor at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (May 5-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place).

The 2012 Food and Beverage Product Innovations Award recipients are:

Cavendish Farms – Tempura Battered Extreme Beans
ConAgra Foodservice - Angela Mia NSA Crushed Tomatoes
ConAgra Foodservice - The Max Fit for Kids Plus MaxSnax BBQ Chicken
Cook Natural Products- Mara's Pasta 
Copa di Vino – Copa di Vino Wine (Copa!)
HJ Heinz Company – 3-in-1 Soup, Sauce or Dip
HMC Farms – Grape Escape
HomeFree LLC - Gluten Free Vanilla Mini Cookies

Jennie – O Turkey Store – Precooked Turkey Burger
KRAFT YES Pack
Mighty Leaf Tea – Mfusions
STOUFFER’S® Parmesan Risotto
Oregon Seafoods – Chef’s Brand Pacific Caught Wild Albacore
SASASWEETS - SasaPops brand artisan frozen pops 
Simpli – Simpli OatShakes 
Snyder’s Lance – Lance 51% Whole Grain Saltines
Unilever Food Solutions- Lipton Zero Calorie Fresh Brewed Sweet Tea
White Toque - Vegetable Glacis

“These customer-centric standouts will give NRA Show attendees plenty to think about and act on while they tour this year’s exhibit floor. As the largest restaurant and hospitality trade show in the United States, the NRA Show is the only place where foodservice professionals can find all the memory-making foods and beverages, trends and insights they need to stay on top,” said Jack Crawford Convention Chair for NRA Show 2012 and President and CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC.

Visit the NRA Show website for more information.

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