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Good Foods Named Food Processing’s “Research and Development Team of the Year”

Good Foods Named Food Processing’s “Research and Development Team of the Year”



PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI - In order to put out a top-notch product, teams have to be at their very best. For Good Foods, this means being named Food Processing’s 2020R&D Team of the Year” in the medium-size category.

Kurt Penn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Good Foods“Good Foods is driven by innovation,” said Kurt Penn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Research and development is integral to the continued growth of our company and we couldn’t be more proud of our team for receiving this recognition.”

Katie Schmits, Director of Innovation for R&D, and her team of six have various backgrounds that range from culinary expertise to biology and food science.

For Good Foods, research and development are integral to the continued growth of the team’s business model and offerings

According to a press release, the team has collaborated on the launch of various new products, such as the plant-based dip line that includes popular flavors like Queso and Buffalo, as well as a new salad dressing line.

Katie Schmits, Director of Innovation for Research and Development, Good Foods“What makes our team so special is that while we have different backgrounds and experiences, we have the same shared mission of providing consumers with simple, safe, and delicious products,” remarked Schmits. “We’re so honored to have our work recognized as Food Processing’s ‘R&D Team of the Year’ and we look forward to continued innovation and development at Good Foods.”

In order to release on-trend products, Good Foods relies on market research and customer collaboration. The R&D team meets regularly each week to collaborate, conduct taste tests, troubleshoot, and revise new products.

Congratulations to Good Foods on this high honor!

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