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Red Gold Announces 2023 Purdue Food Science Scholarship Winner


August 29, 2023

ELWOOD, Indiana (September 1, 2023)
Allison Greig has been named the 2023 Red Gold Food Science Scholarship Award recipient. The Red Gold Purdue Food Science Scholarship is awarded to Purdue University students with strong aptitudes for a career in food science. In addition to the scholarship, Red Gold rewards the recipient with a paid internship at their Corporate Headquarters, along with hands-on experience at their three state-of-the-art food processing facilities and in their product development lab.

Allie is the daughter of Josh and Amie Greig of Fishers, IN. Allie is currently a junior working towards her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University majoring in Food Science expecting to graduate in May of 2025. Allie is very active on campus, as she is the Director of Scholarship and previous Director of Art for Delta Gamma, a sorority at Purdue. She is also involved in the Food Science Club, the IFT Product Development Competitions, and Purdue Art community on campus. Outside of Purdue, she volunteers at the Humane Society. Through her internship with Red Gold, Allie gained a variety of skills including equipment calibration, product formulations and batching, sensory paneling and analytical testing. “I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to gain experience in the food science industry at Red Gold so early on in my career. While school is extremely valuable to my future, this experience has allowed me to apply my knowledge and learn things about the industry that I may not have been able to in a classroom. Red Gold has helped me gain more confidence in myself as a Food Scientist, which has enabled me to set and achieve more ambitious goals in my career” Allie states.

“Our Product Development internship at Red Gold offers outstanding opportunities for Food Science students.  They are fully immersed into our business environment, gaining valuable experience while providing great insight into their future career paths.  In addition, they are able to develop professional skills while growing their confidence in a real-world setting.  Having the opportunity to contribute and make a positive impact allows them, as well as all of their Red Gold teammates, to truly benefit from this experience.  It is a wonderful program of which Red Gold is very proud to provide.” says Emil Shemer, Director of Product Development.

Food Science is an applied, interdisciplinary field that applies the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering to convert agricultural commodities into edible foods and beverages. Red Gold seeks individuals who share our values, passion and commitment to leave a positive and lasting imprint with their performance and ability to build strong relationships.

About Red Gold,
Four generations of the Reichart family have been producing the world’s freshest, best tasting tomato products since 1942.  When the US entered WWII, the government asked citizens to step up and help the war effort and the call was answered.  Since then, Red Gold has become the largest privately owned tomato processor in the nation with three state-of-the-art facilities in Elwood, Geneva, and Orestes, Indiana.  The company also boasts a million square foot distribution center in Alexandria and operates the subsidiary RG Transport trucking fleet in Elwood.   Red Gold partners with local family farms across Indiana, southern Michigan, and Northwest Ohio to sustainably produce premium quality canned tomatoes, ketchup, sauces, salsas, and juices for foodservice, private brands, brands, export, co-pack, club and retail channels of distribution.  The Red Gold family of consumer brands includes Red Gold, Redpack, Tuttorosso, Tomato Love, and Sacramento.  Superior Quality, Outstanding Service and Operational Excellence are the shared values that contributed to the employee-created mission statement: “To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in the world.”  Visit our award winning websites for great recipes, tips culinary inspiration, products and more at  www.RedGoldTomatoes.com & www.RedGoldFoodservice.com.

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