The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Harrisburg, Pa., (NFRA) said it established the NFRA Refrigerated Food Hall of Fame to honor individuals for refrigerated food industry contributions.

Officials said the late J.L. Kraft, founder of Kraft Foods; John Bottomley, senior director of retail and merchandising for Sargento Foods, Inc.; and Johnny L. Harris, dairy category manager for Harris Teeter, Inc. will be the first recipients of this prestigious award.

NFRA said it will host an induction ceremony for the inaugural awards during the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Hilton San Francisco.