Food ingredients Europe Announces the 2013 Excellence Awards Nominations

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The finalists have been announced for the 26th edition of the Food ingredients Europe Excellence Awards Programme. The Fi Europe Excellence Awards coincides with the show and recognises major innovations in the food ingredients industry, across 8 categories. The Fi Europe Excellence Awards 2013 recognises professionals and companies for their ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation and for their contribution to the food and beverage industry.

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The winners will be announced on 19 November 2013, during the FiE Excellence Awards ceremony, taking place at 18h00.

We are proud to announce the 2013 Nominees:

Bakery Innovation of the Year
Advanta - Nutrisun High Stearic, High Oleic Sunflower Oil
AIT Ingredients - VitalGlucan H+
ROQUETTE - Roquette Microalgae High Lipid Algal Flour

Beverage Innovation of the Year
DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd - OatWell Smoothie
Handary S.A. - White NisinA
Tate & Lyle - PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre

Confectionery Innovation of the Year
AarhusKarlshamn - AAK - CHOCOFILL NH 110
Barry Callebaut - The Cocoart Collection
IOI-Loders Croklaan - CristalGreen®

Dairy Innovation of the Year
AAK - Akomix LS 25
Chr. Hansen - SaltLite
Chr. Hansen A/S - FreshQ® cultures

Savoury/Meat Innovation of the Year
Chr. Hansen - Safepro ImPorous
DSM Food Specialities - MaxiPro HSP
Ingredion UK Limited - NOVATION Endura? 0100
SETALG (ROULLIER Group) - AlgySalt

Snacks/On-The-Go Innovation of the Year
Kalsec Europe Ltd - Kalsec® Szechuan Pepper Extracts
Lyckeby Culinar AB - Culinar STAR
Novozymes A/S - Novozymes Acrylaway® HighT

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Cargill - Cocoa Promise
Pure Circle - PureCircle stevia sustainability initiative
Symrise AG - simply vanilla(R) - Symrise Sustainable Vanilla

These nominees have been selected because they provide the industry with solutions to specific industry needs and are leading the industry in innovation. Therefore, it is imperative that the nominees demonstrate high-level products that create a positive drive in innovation and change across the food industry globally.

Finally the judges will nominate the Most Innovative Food Ingredient Award, to an overall winner. This nominee has proven to provide the industry with the highest level of innovation, quality and future potential, in their nominated ingredient.

The judges this year comprised of:

Peter Wennstrom - The Healthy Marketing Team (chairman)
Georges Bruelle - Danone
Luis Fernandez - Tate & Lyle
Ian Gordon - Giract
Elodie Lebastard - EAS
John Madden - Euromonitor International
Marie-Pierre Membrives - McDonald's
Anita Scholte op Reimer - Albert Heijn
Erika Smith - General Mills
Albert Zwijgers - Unilever

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About Fi ingredients Global - the trusted route to market since 1986

Food ingredients was launched in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1986. Its portfolio of live events, publications, extensive data, digital solutions and high-level conferences, are now established throughout the world and provide regional and global platforms for all stakeholders, in the food ingredients industry. Over 500,000 people have attended our shows over the years with billions of Euros worth of business created, as a result. With over 25 years of excellence, our events, digital solutions and supporting products, deliver a proven route to market, with a truly global audience.

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