AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2018 Food & Beverage Industry Awards are now open!

Nominations are now open in nine categories, with all finalists becoming automatic entrants into the Best of the Best category, proudly sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Flavour Makers.

Some exciting changes have been made to the categories for 2018. All categories are listed below.

All products being entered must be manufactured in Australia or New Zealand and have been introduced to market in the past 24 months.


 

BEVERAGE OF THE YEAR
Open to all beverage manufacturers, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, this Award recognises the best new beverage and looks at unique processing techniques, innovation in packaging and why the product was introduced to the market.

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INGREDIENT INNOVATION
Returning for 2018, this category celebrates those companies who have developed an ingredient innovation to fulfil a market need, as well as recognising any obstacles that have been overcome to introduce this innovation to the market.

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FOOD SAFETY EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS
Of crucial importance to all food and beverage manufacturers, this category celebrates new products and advancements in technology designed to improve and maintain food safety standards in manufacturing facilities around Australia.

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PACKAGING INNOVATION
This category recognises an outstanding packaging solution that helps to ensure longevity, improves transit, benefits the environment and/or keeps costs low for manufacturers.

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
This Award looks at products and technologies designed to help make food and beverage manufacturing more efficient and cost effective, as well as those that make improvements to the whole supply chain.

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HEALTH FOODS
This Award celebrates new health foods. The product could be manufactured in a new way to preserve nutritional content or be processed to provide consumers with an easier way to meet their nutritional or dietary needs.

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BEST IN DESIGN
This category celebrates a manufacturer that has implemented an integrated design and build that includes automation and has an environmental benefit, and has resulted in a direct reduction of running costs for the manufacturer.

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MEAT, POULTRY & SMALLGOODS
This category recognises an outstanding meat product and looks at unique processing techniques, innovation in packaging and why the product was introduced to the market.

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PADDOCK TO PLATE
Introduced for the first time in 2017, Paddock to Plate will celebrate companies who source their product direct from the producer and maintain freshness while meeting a consumer demand, such as longer shelf life and/or ease of preparation and cooking.

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BEST OF THE BEST
Proudly sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Flavour Makers, the Best of the Best Award recognises excellence in food and beverage manufacturing, celebrating the best product of the year. All finalists are automatic entrants for the Best of the Best Award.