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The Yoom tomato scoops Innovation of the Year prize

The Yoom tomato scoops Innovation of the Year prize

This year’s FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award (FLIA) has gone to the “Yoom™” tomato from Syngenta Seeds. Garnering about 30% of the overall votes, the tomato was the clear winner in the competition to determine the best innovation in the international fruit and vegetable industry. 

This is the second time that Dutch company Syngenta has won the FLIA, having received the award in 2012 too for its red snack pepper “Angello”. The Yoom tomato won voters over with its outer and inner values: depending on the hours of sunlight, its colour ranges from purple to black. What remains constant is its high vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content as well as its sweet-sour and tangy flavour, also known as “umami”.

“We are very pleased to have won this award again, because FRUIT LOGISTICA is the most important convention for the fresh fruit industry. In five minutes the world will know more about our product, because everyone follows the information from FRUIT LOGISTICA. This will be a major boost for our product. And the award is a great acknowledgment of our work as well as a wonderful motivation for our team,” said Jérémie Chabanis, EAME Food Chain Manager Vegetable and Specialties at Syngenta.

Environmentally friendly packaging was at the forefront of the awards, with second and third prizes going to sustainable innovations.

The silver FLIA goes to Polish company Silbo for its certified fruit and vegetable packaging with water-based dyes and adhesives (“Compostable, Flexible, Printed, Packaging”). It is completely compostable, making it especially sustainable.

The bronze FLIA was also awarded to sustainable packaging: the “SoFruMiniPak® Eco View” from SoFruPak Witold Gai from Poland. It seals quickly, is made from renewable resources, ensures good ventilation and optimised cooling, and is 100 per cent biodegradable.

Credit: Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution
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Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award nominees unveiled

Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award nominees unveiled


The nominees for the Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award have been announced. The list of the ten entries for one of the most prestigious prizes in the sector is as follows: 

  • Coconut automatic opening machine K30, Shanghai FruitPro Information Technology Co. Ltd 

  • Compostable, Flexible, Printed, Packaging, SILBO SP. Z.O.O. 

  • New Downy Mildew Resistant (High) Sweet Basil, CN Seeds Ltd 

  • Mosswool®, Novarbo Oy 

  • Proband V1000, project Service & Produktion GmbH 

  • Sinclair EcoLabel®, Sinclair 

  • SoFruMiniPak® EcoView, SoFruPak Witold Gaj 


  • Tomato YOOM™, Syngenta Seeds B.V. 

  • Violì, Apofruit Italia Soc. Coop. Agricola 


Photo: FRUIT LOGISTICA INNOVATION AWARD 2019, Gold Award: Oriental Red – Red Kiwifruit, Jingold