FOOD Challenge Awards winners

The winners of the FOOD Challenge Awards were presented with their awards at a Gala dinner held on July 11th at Sydney’s Daltone House.

The Awards recognise and reward brand owner excellence in food manufacture.

Brand owners can enter products produced over the last year, which are then judged based on the level of innovation shown in the following areas: processing, safety, marketing, export and packaging.

A winner and highly commended were awarded in each of ten categories.

Winners are as follows:

Best in show

Sponsored by Heat and Control

Winner: Wine Chocolates, Farm by Nature

Confectionery Award

Sponsored by Peacock Bros

Winner: Wine Chocolates, Farm by Nature

Highly commended: Well Naturally Sugar Free Chocolate Block with Mint Crisp, Vitality Brands Worldwide

Ready meals Award

Sponsored by Kerry Ingredients

Winner: Captain Birds Eye Chicken and Vegetable Patties, Simplot

Highly commended: Gourmet Salad Range, Mrs Crocket’s Fast and Fresh

Soup and prepared foods Award

Sponsored by Flavour Makers

Winner: Greenseas Tuna and Salmon Varieties

Highly commended: HJ Heinz

Snack foods Award

Sponsored by Earlee Products

Winner: Whole Kids Organic Sea Salt Popcorn, Nourish Foods

Highly commended: Sue’s Own Deli-Puffs, Highlands Cereal Foods

Meat and smallgoods Award

Sponsored by Ibex Group

Winner: Beef Ribs Slow Cooked in Barbeque Baste, Creative Food Solutions

Highly commended: Hans Bites, Hans Continental Smallgoods

Dairy Award

Sponsored by Danisco

Winner: a2 milk, A2 Australia

Highly commended: Bliss Ice Cream Gallery, Buderim Ginger

Alcoholic beverages Award

Sponsored by Imaje

Winner: Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka, Babicka Vodka

Highly commended: Brightlight Wines, JMB Beverages

Non-alcoholic beverages Award

Sponsored by Tronics

Winner: Edenvale, JMB Beverages

Highly commended: Diet Rite, P&N Beverages

Baked goods Award

Sponsored by insignia

Winner: Lifestyle Range Fig & Pecan Cookie, Byron Bay Cookie Company

Highly commended: Macadamia and Brandy Log

Health and wellness Award

Sponsored by Amcor

Winner: Rice Bran Oil Spread, Old Fashioned Foods

Highly commended: 100 Healthy Calories Range, Freedom Nutritional Products

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