Country Pure Foods Juices Showcased by the School Nutrition Association
AKRON, OHIO (October 26, 2015) – Country Pure Foods’ V-Blend vegetable juice flavors, Sunset Sip and Calypso Crush, were selected as top products by Secret Shoppers at this year’s School Nutrition Association (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC) held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each year at the conference, School Nutrition Magazine assembles an undercover Secret Shopper panel to seek out the most innovative and intriguing products to feature in their publication. This panel made up of school nutrition professionals from a variety of backgrounds, regions and district sizes, chose Country Pure Foods’ V-Blend to be showcased once again.
One Secret Shopper said, “This is a great option in case we run out of the day’s veggie choice, so we can be sure all meals end up reimbursable.” Ray Lee, President and CEO of Country Pure Foods said, “These products were developed to help school nutrition planners meet the red-orange vegetable requirement. We continue to explore vegetable alternatives in other categories to provide a healthy product that school children enjoy.”
Sunset Sip and Calypso Crush are 100% vegetable juice, fortified with Vitamins A, C and E and available in 4 fl. oz. cartons with a convenient straw hole. Aseptic or shelf stable varieties are also offered in a 4.23 fl. oz. and 6.75 fl. oz., and include a straw. One 4 fl. oz. serving credits as a ½ cup and one 6 fl. oz. serving credits as a ¾ cup of red-orange vegetable toward child nutrition meal pattern requirements.
This is the fourth time that Country Pure Foods has received recognition for product innovation by the School Nutrition Association and the third consecutive year that the V-Blend juice line has been selected. Last year, vegetable juice flavor, Sunset Sip, was recognized as a winner. In 2013, vegetable and fruit blend juice flavors, Dragon Punch, Wango Mango and Cherry Star were chosen. These V-Blends credit as an “additional” vegetable serving toward child nutrition meal pattern requirements and are fortified with Vitamins A, C and E. V-Blend juices are recommended as a Healthier Option by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
V-Blend products are available through your local foodservice distributor. For more information about Country Pure Foods products visit www.juice4u.com or call 1-877-99JUICE (58423).
About Country Pure Foods
Country Pure Foods is the nation’s premier independent juice company, formed by joining four outstanding companies: Natural Country Farms of Ellington, Connecticut; Ohio Pure Foods of Akron, Ohio; Ardmore Farms of DeLand, Florida; and Cal-Tex Citrus Juice of Houston, Texas. Most recently, Country Pure Foods became a wholly owned subsidiary of Silver Springs Citrus, Inc., a joint venture owned by Sapporo International and Toyota Tsusho America. Combined, the company has over 300 years of experience providing fresh juice, packaging and distribution solutions to the food service, retail and contract packaging industries. Country Pure Foods is Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certified Level 3, the highest level attainable.