Food & Beverage Industry Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2020 Food & Beverage Industry Awards have been announced. There are eight individual categories, plus the Best of the Best award, which encompasses all the winners of the individual categories.

Prime Creative Media’s general manager of events, Simon Coburn, who runs the event, said the quality of this year’s entries was very high despite the challenges of COVID-19.

“We had a huge number of high-quality entries in most categories, which made is a difficult decision to pare them down to the finalists,” he said. “It says a lot about the industry, that in such difficult times companies are still innovating and pushing the boundaries in terms of new products and outstanding ideas.”

Due to COVID-19 winners will be announced in late August. Here is the list of finalists:

Convenience Product of the Year

  • Fable Range – Fable Food Co
  • Natural Beef Bone Broth range – Australian Bone Broth Co
  • Upple – Savio Healthy Innovations
  • Collagen Beauty flavours – Nutra Organics
  • Jarrah Honey Drink – Jas Refresh
  • Keto Crackers, Garlic Bread – Keto Kitchen Corner

Executive of the Year

  • Andrew May – v2food
  • Tara Lordsmith – Murray River Organics
  • Kylie Martin – GF Oats Australia
  • Cassandra Spies – Twisted Healthy Treats
  • Nick Psahoulias – Beckhoff Automation

Export Product of the Year

  • Protein Powder – Steggall Nutrition
  • Coco Luxe coconut water – Coco Luxe Life
  • Ready to Drink Milk Tea – NineCha Aust PL
  • Choc Love Bites – Slim Secrets

Foodservice Product of the Year

  • Limited Edition Range; Quandong Extract – The Australian Superfood Co
  • Lupin flake – The Lupin Co
  • Range of plant-based meat alternatives – v2food

Innovative Technology

  • LinX Linear Motor – ANCA Motion
  • Special Vacuum Head – SMC Corporation
  • VentX Stretch Film Slitter – Omni Group
  • PolarDry – Spraying Systems Co
  • 2D Barcode by GS1 – GS1 Australia

Locally Sourced Product of the Year

  • Limited Edition Range – The Australian Superfood Co
  • Apple Flour – Sensory Mill
  • Brookie’s Slow Gin – Cape Byron Distillery
  • Cocolife’s Macadamia Non-Aerosol Spray Oil – Coconutts Enterprise
  • Cricket Protein Powder Acheta Domesticus – Edible Bug Shop

Retail Product of the Year

  • BADASS Stout – Badlands Brewery
  • Kombucha Yoghurt – Roar & Tonic
  • Our Family Table Gluten Free range – Land of Plenty Food
  • FREE Organic Lager – FREE Brewing Co
  • Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener – Lakanto Australia
  • v2mince – v2food
  • Simson’s Pantry High Protein Low Carb (HPLC) Wrap – True Foods

Start Up of the Year

  • v2food
  • Lakanto Australia
  • Savio Healthy Innovations
  • Minjums Foods
  • 17 Rocks
  • Seedsations
  • Garlicious Grown

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Nominations open for Food & Beverage Industry Awards 2020

The food and beverage industry is stepping up to the challenge ahead, and once again food manufacturers are showing their leadership as food supply chains are stretched due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than ever, we feel it is important to recognise the efforts of these essential manufacturing operations.

The 2020 Food & Beverage Industry Awards, sponsored by Heat and Contol, will run as a print and digital product, highlighting outstanding manufacturers, as well as their products and achievements.

Winners will be announced in the Food & Beverage Industry News newsletter and magazine.

Nominations are open until Friday 10 July 2020.

Nominate now in one of the following categories:

  • Export Product of the Year
  • Start-Up of the Year
  • Innovative Technology Award
  • Safety Solution of the Year
  • Convenience Product of the Year
  • Retail Product of the Year
  • Foodservice Product of the Year
  • Locally Sourced Award
  • Food & Beverage Executive of the Year

All food and beverage product finalists will automatically become eligible for the coveted Best of the Best award.

We’re looking forward to celebrating Australian and New Zealand manufacturing excellence, and seeing everyone in 2021 for an even bigger and better Awards night when we can come together to celebrate as an industry again.

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