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Winners and finalists of the 2015 World Food Innovation Awards announced at IFE

The finalists and winners of the IFE World Food Innovation Awards 2105 – sponsored by Tetra Pak – were announced at a special awards ceremony at IFE in London.

 

To see pictures from the awards ceremony, click here

 

The expert judging panel analysed over 340 entries from 30 countries in 16 categories.

 

“Looking at the latest trends from around the world daily we are always excited by the amount of innovation produced by the food industry" said FoodBev Media director Bill Bruce. "This year has been no exception and the amount and quality of entries proves this.

 

“This year was we saw products that we are expecting to storm the market place, they were products that had a good overall concept, excellent packaging and fill niches which are growing and are on trend.”

 

This was the first year the event has been held at IFE and was a huge success. Almost 30000 people attend the biannual event which ranks itself as one of the biggest finished product food and beverage trade shows in Europe.

 

Chris McCuin Event Director IFE said "This is the first time IFE has hosted the World Food Innovation Awards. It has been great and our visitors have particularly enjoyed being able to view some of the world's best food innovations here at IFE."

 

AWARDS RESULTS

Best convenience food innovation

 

Finalists

  • Cake in a cup – Aveve
  • Ambient vacuum packed corn on the cob – Mikado Foods

Winner

  • Yowk – The New Egg Company

Best snacking innovation

 

Finalists

  • The Protein Ball Co – The Protein Ball Co
  • Froosh Shorty – Froosh

 

Winner

  • Jelly Squeeze – Caterers choice

Best new children’s food

 

Finalists

  • Claudi & Fin Frozen Yoghurt Lollies – Claudi & Fin
  • Sweetpea Pantry Super Food Baking Mixes – Sweetpea Pantry

 

Winner

  • Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

Best confectionery innovation

 

Finalists

  • Super Food Chocolate Truffles – Sweet Virtues Ltd
  • Twelve Flavours of the World – Fudge Kitchen

 

Winner

  • Edible Alcoholic Pastilles – Smith & Sinclair

Best new breakfast innovation

 

Finalists

  • Yowk – The New Egg Company

- Top Porridge Nutella – Mornflake

 

Winner

  • FUEL10K Protibrik – FUELYOUR10KHOURS

Best new condiment or marinade

 

Finalists

  • The mushroom marmalade collection – The patchwork traditional food company
  • Mexican Spicy & Sweet Cranberry chipotle Sauce and Marinade – Alimentos Finisterre

 

Winner

  • iASC Something Fishy Irish Shellfish Culinary Butter – iASC Irish Atlantic Seafood Company

Best new food concept

Finalist

  • Okobay Coconut Water Ice – Okobay
  • JOOLS drinks – Kmera Ltd

 

Winner

  • Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

Best new food ingredient

Finalist
s

  • inFUZE Oil Range Basil Oil – Daregal Gourmet Ltd
  • Raw vegetable wraps and salads – Kleanse Food Ltd

 

Winner

  • Spice Drops – Holy Lama Naturals

Best new packaging design

Finalists

  • JOOLS drinks – Kmera Ltd-
  • Fleur de Sel – JMD Export – Salmarim

 

Winner

  • Liquiglide – Liquiglide Inc

Best convenience or on the go packaging

Finalists

  • Yowk – The New Egg Company
  • Liquiglide – Liquiglide In

 

Winner

  • Shake Me Pasta Pot – RPC Barrier Containers

Best new brand or business

Finalists

  • Oppo ice cream – Oppo ice cream
  • Jim Jams – Jim Jams Spreads

 

Winner

  • Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s

Best brand extension or limited edition

Finalists

  • teapigs matcha super power green tea drink with elderflower - teapigs
  • Weetabix Winter Warmer – Springetts design consultants

 

Winner

  • Mondelez Oreo Sandwich – R&R Ice cream

Best free from product

Finalists

  • Walkers Gluten Free Shortbread – Walkers Shortbread Ltd
  • Thanks for Franks Gluten Free Granola Flapjacks – Thanks for Franks Bakery Co Ltd

 

Winner

  • Clive’s Gluten Free pies – Buckfast Organic Bakery, Clive’s Pies

Best environmental or CSR initiative

Finalists

  • URBANA Biodegradable and Compostable Cutlery – 4 Aces Ltd
  • How We Do Business (HWDB) Framework – Marks and Spencer Foods Sustainability

 

Winner

  • Wyke Farms 100% Green – Wyke Farms

Best food manufacturing or processing innovation

Finalists

  • Smart Skin Technologies Quantifeel Drone – Smart Skin Technologies
  • Food Radar Detecting the invisible – Food Radar – Systems AB

 

Winner

  • Steam Infusion – OAL Group

Fresh Idea Award

Finalists

  • Mini nom nom’s – Mini nom nom’s
  • Liquiglide – Liquiglide Inc

 

Winner

  • Yowk – The New Egg Company

 

 

The judging panel for the IFE World Food Innovation Awards, sponsored by Tetra Pak, has been announced.

 

 

Mina Booth – head of marketing for Fresh Montgomery, Mina has held this position for just over a year and prior to that worked for a number of exhibition organisers, marketing exhibition in areas as varied as libraries and aviation security.

 

Ruth Badley – a freelance journalist and PR consultant currently based in Dubai. Ruth is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. When in the UK she judges for the Quality Food Awards and The Great Taste Awards.

 

Felicity Murray – editor of TheDrinksReport.com, Felicity has edited many trade journals includingPackaging News, Packaging Today, Converting Today and Drinks International.

 

Steve Osborn – principal consultant, The Aurora Ceres Partnership, providing innovation management, product development, change management and business support for the food and beverage industry.

 

Bill Bruce – FoodBev Media co-founder and chair of the judging panel.

 

Nicole Patterson-Lett - business development manager, 
Leatherhead Food Research. Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding from her 10 years at Leatherhead as a principal analyst, before joining the Business Development team in 2015.

 

Dr Gail Barnes – Social media guru and independent consultant on sustainability, packaging and innovation.

 

Claire Phoenix – FoodBev Media director and managing editor. Claire is a trend spotter in the food and beverage industry and responsible for editorial content across FoodBev Media's magazine portfolio.

 

Christopher McCuin – IFE Event Director. As an active Fresh Montgomery Board Director, Christopher spends much of his time forging new contacts around the world and seeking out business development opportunities wherever they arise to ensure the long term development and growth of the Fresh Montgomery business.

 

Tove Larsson - environmental sustainability director at FoodDrinkEurope, a confederation of the Food industry in the European Union.

 

Claire Rowan – FoodBev Media group technical editor. With many years’ experience and a founder of Food & Beverage International magazine, Claire provides insight into food and beverage manufacturing, processing and technology.

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