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14 Mar 2024

World Food Innovation Awards 2024: Shortlist announced

World Food Innovation Awards 2024: Shortlist announced

FoodBev has announced the shortlist for the 2024 World Food Innovation Awards! From innovative new flavours to industry-defining initiatives, these awards celebrate the very best from the global food industry.

We extend a heartfelt thanks to our expert panel of judges, whose knowledge and industry insight have helped to identify the most exemplary companies, individuals and products/solutions from across the globe.

The winners of the World Food Innovation Awards will be announced at IFE 2024, the UK’s premier celebration of industry innovation. Join us on Monday 25 March at 2:45pm, on the show's Trends & Innovation Platform, where we will unveil this year’s award recipients. 

Featuring over 80 companies, and spanning 23 categories, each entry represents the remarkable ingenuity and forward-thinking vision that characterises the global food industry.

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Find the full shortlist below:

Best Artisan Product

  • AraBello® Ltd – Raspberry Marble
  • Isle of Skye Sea Salt Co – Sea Salt Crystals & Seaweed Flakes
  • Isle of Skye Sea Salt Co – Smoked Sea Salt Crystals
  • Lone Star Bee Company – Fiery Sweet Mesquite Infused Honey
  • Alvarez Camacho – Chilled Ice Cream
  • Yutaka – Yutaka Hon Wasabi Paste

Best Bakery Product

  • Szafi Products – Sliced Toast Bread
  • Szafi Products – Sliced Multigrain Bread
  • dsm-firmenich – Panamore® Xtense
  • Lika Bakery – Vegetable Breads
  • Nanyang Polytechnic – EcoSesame Muffins
  • Moi by Mademoiselle Desserts – Mini Beignets

Best Children’s/Baby Product

  • Growth Spurt Nutrition – Growth Spurt
  • Hyproca Nutrition Co. – KABRITA YUEHU GOAT MILK GROWING-UP FORMULA
  • ByHeart – ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula
  • Little Dish – Little Dish Fresh Kids’ Meals

Best Chilled/Frozen Product

  • Aviko – Aviko Hash Brown Bites
  • Nanyang Polytechnic – Tropicosea – Frozen Dessert
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Green mood Osmanthus Mung bean cake ice cream
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co.  – Mengniu Ice+ X Brave the world Beer Ice cream
  • Moi by Mademoiselle Desserts – Mini Beignets
  • Yasso – Strawberries & Cream Bars
  • Yasso – Creamy Mango Bars
  • Yasso – Cookies ‘n Cream Sandwiches
  • Jahan Foods – Jahan Chicken Shawarma Kebab Meat

Best Confectionery Product

  • AraBello® – Raspberry Marble
  • The Watkins Co. – Watkins Rainbow Sprinkles
  • The Stardust Food Company, Issei – Mochi Gummies: Sour Watermelon
  • The Stardust Food Company, Issei – Mochi Gummies: Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry
  • NeatSweets – Guilt-free candy

Best Dairy Product

  • Le Bonta Wellness Co. – Le Bonta Milk Mineral Salt Glucosamine Chondroitin Powder
  • Zarzeccy  – Korycin Cheese with truffle
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Just Pure Greedy Hazelnut Chocolate Cocoa Balls Yogurt
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu YO!FINE DIARY Green Yuzu Yogurt
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu YO!FINE DIARY Avocado Yogurt
  • The Mac Factory – The Mac Factory Mac n Cheese
  • 4th & Heart – 4th & Heart Ghee Sticks

Best Functional Product

  • Naturize Hungary – Naturize Sport Junior Plus
  • Le Bonta Wellness Co. – Le Bonta Milk Mineral Salt Glucosamine Chondroitin Powder
  • PG-Naturpharma – NaturElan Natural Red Lip Iron Drink
  • PG-Naturpharma – NATURELAN ACTIVE PEPTIDELUTEINEYE CARE SOFTGELS
  • AOTU TECHNOLOGY LIMITED – Aehig
  • Nature’s Garden by Cibo Vita – Nature’s Garden Probiotic Strawberry Yoggies
  • Phytaphix – EndoHormone Phix
  • TurtleTree – LF+ for A New Era in Functional Nutrition

Best Low or No Product

  • Snacksy Ltd – Snacksy Raw Chocolate Matcha 55g
  • Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. /Inikin brew-on-demand tea – Inikin brew-on-demand tea
  • The Watkins Co. – Watkins 1868 Organic Grilling Salt-Free Steak Seasoning
  • Wuxi Mingzhou Yikang Biotechnology Co., Ltd – NATURAL DEEP 30C Vinaigrette
  • Okell’s Brewery – Okell’s ZERO
  • Nature’s Garden by Cibo Vita – Nature’s Garden Probiotic Strawberry Yoggies
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Original and Pineapple Coconut flavor Yogurt Beverage
  • SUPERKEEN – The Original 

Best Meat/Poultry Product

  • MHP – CHICK&GO
  • Ambry – Free range turkey bacon
  • Qualitops UK  – CHICKEN SOURS
  • Meadow Vale Foods – Sizzling Piri Piri Chargrilled Chicken Fillets

Best Natural/Organic Product

  • Hyllers Limited – HYLLERS organic wild bilberry powder 100g
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu “MilkChoc” chocolate milk
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu JUSTPURE 0 ADDITIVE YOGURT
  • Nature’s Garden by Cibo Vita – Nature’s Garden Probiotic Strawberry Yoggies
  • Fly By Jing – Chengdu Crunch
  • SUPERKEEN – The Original 

Best Plant-Based Product

  • RISE Brewing Co. – Barista Oat Milk
  • Dr. Praeger’s – Crunchy Southwestern Sweet Potato Burgers
  • Dr. Praeger’s – Birthday Littles
  • Perfectseason – Nordic Gourmet falafel
  • NATURLI’ FOODS – NATURLI’ Spreadable 450g.
  • SOWN® – SOWN® Brown Sugar Organic Oat Creamer
  • Jan Zandbergen – PLNT Lamb strips
  • Yutaka – Yutaka Vegan Tofu Gyoza
  • jack & annie’s – Jack Shaved Steak
  • THIS™ – THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Wings
  • MyForest Foods – MyBacon
  • Newtrition company / Feel FIT brand – Feel FIT Coconut Veganela balls with almonds
  • The Plant-It Food Co. – Chick’n Kiev

Best Seafood Product

  • Yutaka – Yutaka Sashimi Salmon (Frozen)
  • TRATA – High Protein tuna meals

Best Snack Product

  • MHP – CHICK&GO
  • J&J Snack Foods – SUPERPRETZEL Bavarian Soft Pretzel Sticks
  • Soul Fruit – Crunchy Dragon Fruit Chips
  • The Stardust Food Company, Issei – Mochi Gummies: Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Green Mood Green salsa ice cream cone
  • Moi by Mademoiselle Desserts – Mini Beignets
  • Mary & Bella Cheese Bread – Cheese Bread

Best Drink Innovation

  • Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. – Inikin brew-on-demand tea 
  • Franke Coffee Systems – Mytico
  • Bespoke Beverages UK  – Fitch & Leedes
  • Budweiser Brewing Company – Franziskaner Royal wheat beer brew
  • Linlithgow Distillery – LinGin Cask Aged gin
  • MamasChai – MamasChai Masala Chai
  • REFIX – Alkaline Seawater/Coconut & Pineapple flavor
  • SPI West Port Inc. / JENJI – JENJI Pure Boba Drink
  • Jamnica plus d.o.o. / ProGame – ProGame
  • TCI Co. – TCI Room Temperature Live Probiotic Drink
  • Win Win Water – 100% Biodegradable

Best Food Innovation

  • Gina’s Table – Gina’s Table Happles
  • 4th & Heart – 4th & Heart Ghee Sticks
  • The Watkins Co. – Watkins All Natural Original Gourmet Baking Vanilla
  • Mizkan America – Mizkan Ramen Broth Concentrate
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Green Mood Osmanthus Mung Bean Cake Ice cream
  • THIS™ – THIS™ Isn’t Chicken Wings
  • Moi by Mademoiselle Desserts – Mini Beignets

Best Ingredient Innovation

  • Float Foods – OnlyEg™ Eg Yolk
  • EXBERRY® by GNT – EXBERRY® Shade Brown
  • ADM – Creamy Vegan Culinary Base
  • ADM – ES1 (Bifidobacterium longum CECT7347) postbiotic
  • The Stardust Food Company, Issei – Mochi Gummies: Sour Watermelon
  • Onego Bio – Bioalbumen®
  • SPX Flow Anhydro – BlueLight™
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Rollflex Suibian Gold Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
  • TurtleTree – LF+ by TurtleTree: Ingredient Innovation at its Finest

Best Health Innovation

  • Le Bonta Wellness Co. – Le Bonta Milk Mineral Salt Glucosamine Chondroitin Powder
  • PG-Naturpharma – NaturElan LIVER DETOX SOFT CAPSULE IN CAPSULE
  • PG-Naturpharma – NATURELAN ACTIVE PEPTIDELUTEINEYE CARE SOFTGELS
  • Alvarez Camacho – Dulcilight: new line of sweetener
  • ADM – ES1 (Bifidobacterium longum CECT7347) postbiotic
  • Nature’s Garden by Cibo Vita – Nature’s Garden Probiotic Strawberry Yoggies
  • Phytaphix – EndoHormone Phix
  • PT Lautan Natural Krimerindo – FiberCreme

Best Technology Innovation

  • Franke Coffee Systems – MYTICO
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Pasteurized milk protein cheese lollipop
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu processed mozzarella cheese
  • Hailia – Hailia’s Novel Seafood Processing Technology: Upcycling Sidestreams Mainstream
  • TCI Co. – double 2 Nutri®
  • TCI Co. – TCI Room Temperature Live Probiotic Preserve Technology

Best Marketing Campaign

  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu YO!FINE DIARY Yogurt Series
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Green Mood Ice Cream Series Children’s Day marketing activities
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. – Mengniu Rollflex Suibian Gold Series Ice Cream
  • Les Producteurs de lait du Québec – Pastilles de goût Fromages d’ici (Fromages d’ici taste labels)
  • Fry Family Foods – Fry’s Plant Based Nuggets

Best New/Start-up Business

  • Hailia
  • Chef Cares
  • SUPERKEEN
  • Ambry

Best Packaging Design

  • AraBello® – Raspberry Marble Chocolate
  • MM Packaging – GreenPeel
  • Patagonia Provisions – Patagonia Provisions Organic Crackers
  • Graphic Packaging International – Kraft Heinz Cheesies
  • Graphic Packaging International – Oedipus Mannenliefde beer multipack
  • Graphic Packaging International – Ranobo Quality Nuts – PaperSeal
  • Graphic Packaging International – Salzburg Schokolade – Holiday Kugel Packaging
  • Graphic Packaging International – Pressed board tray VSP – ABP
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Co. – TELUNSU – TELUNSU Desert · Organic Earth Friend Limited Edition
  • Alzamora Group – TriCartonTray

Best CSR/Sustainability Initiative

  • Koa Switzerland – New value chain: upcycling the cocoa pulp to reduce waste, promote sustainability and improve farmers livelihood
  • Gina’s Table – Gina’s Table Happles
  • Klöckner Pentaplast – kp FlexiFlow® EH 145 R
  • Klöckner Pentaplast – kp FlexiVac® R
  • Nexira – inavea caring by nature
  • Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Co. – TELUNSU – TELUNSU Organic Pure Milk – Eco-wood Packaging
  • Chef Cares – Gastronomy and Giving: Chef Cares’ Recipe for Responsible Growth
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