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Knouse Foods is in the news! Whether unveiling new technology for safeguarding the environment, introducing exciting new products, or creating innovative, convenient packaging, Knouse Foods is making news.
Awards and Recognition
Knouse Foods has earned numerous awards for our high-quality products, innovative packaging and waste minimization practices. We are honored for this recognition of our dedication to producing the finest quality products and implementing responsible environmental practices.
Knouse Foods received the DuPont Award for "Excellence in Packaging," in recognition of our 46-48 oz. easy plastic grip apple sauce container. The DuPont Awards for Innovation in Food Processing and Packaging Technology is an international industry competition to recognize food and non-food industry advances that use plastic materials.
Knouse Foods received the prestigious Diamond Award, the very top DuPont Award. The Diamond Award recognizes the new development judged as the most significant based upon the degree of innovation, the potential impact on the industry and consumers and the breadth of application for today and tomorrow. Again, the award honored our 46-48 oz. easy plastic grip apple sauce container.
Agribusiness Achievement Award
Knouse Foods received the Pennsylvania State Agribusiness Achievement Award for its contribution to Pennsylvania agribusiness and the production of high-quality products. The awards were established to recognize agribusinesses that contribute to Pennsylvania's number one industry. They are presented to agriculture, food and wood companies that make a special contribution toward the development and expansion of Pennsylvania agriculture, as well as a positive commitment in their local community. Knouse is committed to high-quality products and the communities, and it shows.
Waste Minimization Award
Conservation and environmental responsibility are also top level priorities at Knouse Foods. As a grower-owned cooperative, we recognize the value and limitations of our resources. We have, therefore, created environmental awareness committees at each plant to identify environmental improvement opportunities in areas ranging from energy and water conservation to recycling and waste reduction. Our efforts in this area have been so successful, we have received the Pennsylvania Governor's Waste Minimization Award.
We received this award after putting in place a program that reused, recycled or reclaimed more than 90% of our solid waste. Some of the qualifications to receive this award are the abilities to prevent waste generation, recycle waste material, treat material in a regulatory compliant manner and perform waste minimization economically.
Food Service Supplier of the Year
Knouse has been named Supplier of the Year 26 times by some of the largest food service companies in the world, like SYSCO, Unipro, U.S. Food Service and Pocohontas.
Telly Award for Advertising
Knouse has won the Telly Award for our Grandma's Kitchen Commercial. The Telly Award was founded to showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network and cable television commercials, film and video productions, as well as non-network TV programming. Over the years, the Telly Awards have become a well-known, highly respected national competition. The Telly Award is the advertiser's equivalent of an Academy Award.
California Award of Excellence
Knouse has been a multiple winner of the highly coveted Award of Excellence at the California State Fair for our Apple Time apple juice and apple sauce.
Presidential Award for Export
Knouse Foods developed sparkling cider for sale in nations that prohibited the consumption of alcohol, and as a result, won the Presidential "E" Award for Excellence in exports. This award is one of the most prestigious export achievement honors conferred on United States companies. This award recognizes persons, firms or organizations that contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports.
Safe Quality Food Certification
Knouse Foods takes pride to ensure all food is produced, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards. As a result, all 6 Knouse Foods plant locations have achieved Level 3 Safe Quality Food Certification (SQF), the highest level of achievement. The SQF program is endorsed by some of the leading associations representing the food retail and wholesale industry and ensures that a product, process or service complies with international, regulatory and other specific standards. Knouse Foods continues to differentiate itself from the competition by ensuring great quality all around. Click here for more information.