Organised by The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in association with UK-based FoodBev Media, the awards attracted more than 150 entries from 23 countries in 16 different categories, and were judged by an international panel of experts.
The event was inaugurated by Issam Kazim, director, Dubai World Trade Centre, and was hosted by FoodBev Media group editorial director Bill Bruce and presented by Ishta Nyakooja from Jebelali International.
“The region’s food and drink industry has once again delivered a comprehensive range of innovations and initiatives,” said Bruce. “From new flavours and ingredients to packaging and foodservice developments, the judging panel was impressed by the passion and creativity demonstrated by many of the entries in this year’s awards, which demonstrated why the food and beverage industry is the fastest moving in the FMCG category, meeting and frequently exceeding the expectations of consumers and taking a leading role in global issues from health to environmental sustainability.”
Best new non-alcoholic beverage
Best new functional food or drink
Best new Halal food
Best new baked or confectionery product
Best new frozen or chilled food
Best new fast food product or innovation
Best newcomer brand or business
Best new food or drink packaging innovation
Best health education initiative
Best new health food or health food and beverage ingredient
Best environmental sustainability initiative
Best new foodservice innovation
Best new catering equipment innovation
Best equipment innovation
Best stand above 100 m2
Best stand below 100 m2
The judging panel awarded Flexsil-Lid from Australia as ‘Best Innovation in the Gulfood Awards 2011’.
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