Food Matters Live reveals award winners

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Food Matters Live has announced the winners of its inaugural awards, which celebrate the innovation that continues to shape the future of food and drink.

The winners include food and drink start-ups, challenger brands and high street names – all eager to gain recognition for their success in innovative product development, science and technology, sustainability initiatives, or for packaging design and consumer marketing strategies.

Each received an award at a ceremony hosted by Food Matters Live at London’s ExCeL on 22 November.

Briony Mansell-Lewis, Food Matters Live director, says, “We were incredibly impressed by the standard and quality of entries to our first ever Food Matters Live Awards – there were very strong contenders in each category.

“While it was a tough choice, we’re pleased to recognise the outstanding achievements of the winners, who can only be described as innovative trailblazers of the food and drink industry.”

The winners of the awards are:

Innovative ‘Better for You’ Product of the Year

Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Classic

Hunter & Gather Foods

Innovative Natural and Organic Product of the Year

Pomegranate Molasses & Turmeric Raw Kale Chips


Most Innovative Food to Go Product of the Year


Born Tasty

Best Natural Ingredient for Health and Wellbeing


Van Eeghen Functional Ingredients

Best Functional Ingredient for Health and Wellbeing


OptiBiotix Health Plc

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Rice Sustainability Initiative

Mars Food UK

Best Food and Drink Process or Technology

evapEOS technology


Innovative Packaging Design of the Year

Heat & Eat

Fairfields Farm Produce

Marketing Campaign of the Year

The Great Fruit and Veg Adventure

The Great Fruit and Veg Adventure

New Food and Drink Product of the Year

I Sea Wraps


Rosemary Water – sparkling variant

Rosemary Water

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