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Knouse Foodservice Introduces Four Pure Cane Sugar Product Lines Under the Musselman's® and Lucky Leaf® Brands 

Industry Demand Drives Opportunity to Reformulate Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, Apple Juice and Fruit Filling Product Lines—According to Knouse Foods’ proprietary research of more than 300 foodservice professionals, 30% of operators aim to purchase foods that contain pure cane sugar.


Foodservice Research Shows Popularity of Using Apple Sauce to Add Moisture to Recipes 

Knouse Foods Highlights Menu Alternatives for Musselman’s® Multi Serve Apple Sauce—According to Knouse Foods’ proprietary research of 300+ foodservice operators, apple sauce is viewed as a versatile ingredient that enhances texture and improves nutritionals in a variety of dishes.


Knouse Foods Innovates with Musselman's® Squeezables Sours 

First Company to Tap into Sour Trend with Three New Flavored Apple Sauce Single Serve Pouches—Knouse Foods, an established grower owned fruit cooperative, adds three new and unique sour flavors to its line of Musselman’s® Squeezables Apple Sauce pouches.


Musselman’s® Single-Serve Apple Sauce Line Continues to Expand Based on Growing Demand for More Healthy Kids’ Menu Options 

Mixed Berry Newest 4.5 oz. Cup Flavor  Musselman’s® Apple Sauce is a go to foodservice pick as the demand for better for you children’s food options increases.


Knouse Foodservice Announces Bright Apples K-12 Sweepstakes Winners 

Knouse Foodservice congratulates five winners of its first Musselman's® Bright Apples Sweepstakes for kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) schools. The sweepstakes was designed to help kids learn healthier eating habits by promoting apple sauce and to show how this nutrient-rich snack is made with care from fresh American-grown apples.


Musselman’s® Adds Four New Patron-Pleasing Flavors to 4.5 oz. Unsweetened Apple Sauce Line 

Based on the success of its 4.5 oz. Musselman's® unsweetened Natural Apple Sauce, Knouse Foods is adding four new unsweetened flavors: Cherry, Cinnamon, Peach and Strawberry.


Knouse Foods Kicks Off Musselman’s® Bright Apples Sweepstakes for K-12 

Prizes Awarded to 5 Participating Schools That Embrace Apple Sauce as Key to Providing Healthier Eating Options to Students.


Musselman’s® Apple Butter Now Available in Single-Serve Packs 

Musselman’s Apple Butter, America’s #1 selling brand, is now available in new, 2.25 oz. individually portioned cups, perfect for on-the-go meals with a nutritious twist. According to the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot 2015 Culinary Forecast, healthfulness and portability are predicted to drive breakfast traffic this year. Made with wholesome apples slow-cooked to perfection, Musselman’s Apple Butter is gluten free, fat free and cholesterol free.


Chefs Can Capitalize on Rising Mini Dessert Trend with Lucky Leaf® Fruit Filling or Topping 

Mini desserts are here to stay. According to a recent survey from the National Restaurant Association, 60% of professional chefs agree that bite-size and mini desserts will continue to be hot trends on restaurant menus in 2015. Additionally, Datassential MenuTrends found that in the last four years alone, the number of menus featuring a mini dessert option has grown by 33%. To help operators capitalize on this growing trend, Knouse Foods offers Lucky Leaf® Fruit Filling or Topping as the perfect ingredient for creating new dine-in or on-the-go mini dessert menu items.


On-Trend Comfort Foods Made Easier with Musselman’s® Apple Butter 

During this time of year, customers seek more comfort foods when dining out. Musselman’s Apple Butter makes it easy to add more on-trend offerings in any daypart. As America’s #1 selling brand, Musselman’s Apple Butter is gluten free, fat free and cholesterol free—providing great taste with no strings attached.


Knouse Foodservice Introduces New Musselman’s® Heat N Serve Apples 

Knouse Foods, a leading fruit grower cooperative, launches its new Musselman’s Heat N Serve Spiced Homestyle Country Apples. Now available in a #10 can for back-of-house efficiency, these cooked cinnamon apple slices mixed in a buttery sauce make a great addition to any daypart. From breakfast to dessert, Knouse Foodservice offers multiple ideas for easy, profit-boosting menu enhancements. Simply heat and serve to save time, reduce labor and eliminate waste.

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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.


DuPont Award

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.


Diamond Award

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. 


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.


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.

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