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Food Matters Live announce winners

Food Matters Live is delighted to announce the winners of its prestigious Awards which celebrate the innovators reshaping food and drink.

Now in their second year, the Awards recognise successes in a range of areas, from innovative product development and ground-breaking science and technology through to healthy eating initiatives and sustainable practices.

From grain-based pasta for those on a gluten-free diet to a healthy-eating app for school children, the winners reflect the boom in nutritious and environmentally friendly products, as well as trends towards vegan and free-from foods.

A judging panel of 24 food and drink industry experts included FoodsMatter editor Michelle Berriedale- Johnson, A Plastic Planet packaging advisor Paul Foulkes-Arellano, Kallo Foods’ Hayley Murgett, Foodscape Group founder Dr Rachel Cheatham, Cotwold Fayre chief executive Paul Hargreaves, Speciality Food Magazine editor Holly Shackleton and Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising chief executive Chris Griffin.

They each took part in a rigorous process involving full product assessment and tastings, sparking lively debate across all the categories.

Briony Mansell-Lewis, Food Matters Live Director, said: “Congratulations to the winners in each category, who impressed the judges with their distinctive, innovative approaches, which challenged the status quo and really made a mark in their separate competitive categories.

“We were delighted with the number of high quality participants in the second edition of the Food Matters Live Awards, reflecting the breadth of innovation across the food and drink industry meeting consumer demand for healthy, better-for-you food and drink.”

Winners received an iconic award, creatively designed around the innovative concept of a taste bud.

Food Matters Live brought together thousands of visitors from across the global food and drink industry at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 November.

The Winners:

Innovative Better-for-You Product of the Year         


100% White Teff – Fusilli Pasta

Lovegrass Ethiopia

Highly commended:

Seaweed Rice Crisps

Daon Food Co Ltd


Innovative Natural and Organic Product of the Year          


Sparkling Tea BLÅ

Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company



Aquafaba Mayo

Rubies in the Rubble


Highly commended:

Cashew Camemberti

Kool Organics


Innovative Food-to-Go Product of the Year    


Gigi Gelato

GiGi Holding B.V


Highly commended:


nu organics GmbH


Best Better-for-You Ingredient of the Year





Best Natural Ingredient of the Year – Sponsored by Food and Drink Wales


Fermentino Soft

Casa del Fermentino


Best Functional Ingredient of the Year



Gelita UK Ltd


Sustainability Initiative of the Year


Scaling Food Waste Prevention through Measurement and Data

LeanPath UK


Best Healthy Eating Initiative – Sponsored by Yili


Veggie Run

HES Catering Services


Best Food Tech Innovation of the Year


Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel

Tetra Pak


Highly commended:

3F BIO – Making Sustainable Protein by Making More with Less

3F BIO Ltd


Best New Ingredient of the Year


Novofarina Gluten Free Crumb

Novo Farina Ltd


Best New Food Product of the Year – Sponsored by Tesco Food Academy


Oumph! Kebab Spiced

Food for Progress


Best New Drink Product of the Year – Sponsored by No1 Rosemary Water


TEA REX – Lemon Ginger Turmeric Lemongrass



Highly commended:

Snoooze – Natural Sleep Drink


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