Congratulations to all finalists

While COVID-19 has without doubt created challenges throughout the world, it’s exciting to see so many food and beverage manufacturing businesses and suppliers nominating or nominated for the innovative work that they do. Despite the current challenges, nominations were up 60% on 2019, demonstrating the resilience and determination of our industry.

Congratulations to all finalists and best of luck!



  • Nominations open: Monday 9 December 2019
  • Nominations close: Friday 10 July 2020
  • Finalists announced: Monday 13 July 2020
  • Judging of finalists: Monday 20 – Friday 31 July 2020
  • Winners announced: September edition of Food & Beverage Industry News



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For Heat and Control creativity and ingenuity are not abstract concepts, they are tangible company assets. With over 200 patents and counting, our commitment to take risks and ask “what if” continue to be one of our treasured principles. We understand for companies to be truly innovative and successful, there will always be boundaries to push, and new ideas to explore. In 2020 Heat and Control celebrates 70 years of innovation and is proud to sponsor the Food & Beverage Industry News Innovative Technology Award. Congratulations and best of luck to the finalists.




Export Product of the Year



Choc Love Bites – Slim Secrets

Coco Luxe Coconut Water – Coco Luxe Life

Protein Powder – Steggall Nutrition Pty Ltd

Ready to Drink Milk Tea Range – NineCha Aust PL


Start-Up of the Year



17 Rocks

Garlicious Grown Pty Ltd

Lakanto Australia

Minjums Foods

Savio Healthy Innovations




Innovative Technology Award
Proudly sponsored by Heat & Control



2D Barcode by GS1 – GS1 Australia

LinX tubular Linear Motor – ANCA Motion

PolarDry® – Spraying Systems Co. Pty Ltd

Special Vacuum Head – SMC Corporation

VentX Stretch Film Slitter – Omni Group


Convenience Product of the Year



Collagen Beauty Flavours – Nutra Organics

Fable Range – Fable Food Co.

Jarrah Honey Drinks Products – Jas Refresh Pty Ltd

Keto Crackers, Garlic Bread – Keto Kitchen Corner

Natural Beef Bone Broth Range – Australian Bone Broth Co.

Upple® – Savio Healthy Innovations


Retail Product of the Year



BADASS – Badlands Brewery

Our Family Table Gluten Free Range – Land of Plenty Food

FREE Organic Lager – FREE Brewing Co

Kombucha Yoghurt – Roar & Tonic

Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener – Lakanto Australia

Simson’s Pantry High Protein Low Carb Wrap – True Foods

v2mince – v2food


Foodservice Product of the Year



Limited Edition Range; Quandong Extract – The Australian Superfood Co.

Sweet Lupin Flake – The Lupin Co.

v2food – v2food


Locally Sourced Award



Apple Flour – Sensory Mill

Brookie’s Slow Gin – Cape Byron Distillery

Cricket Protein Powder Acheta Domesticus – Edible Bug Shop

Limited Edition Range – The Australian Superfood Co.

Macadamia Non-Aerosol Spray Oil – Coconutts Enterprise Pty Ltd


Food & Beverage Executive of the Year



Andrew May – v2food

Cassandra Spies – Twisted Healthy Treats

Kylie Martin – GF Oats Australia

Nick Psahoulias – Beckhoff Automation Pty Ltd

Tara Lordsmith – Murray River Organics


Best of the Best

All nominations automatically enter the Best of the Best