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World Food Innovation Awards 2023: Shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for the 2023 World Food Innovation Awards and we could not be more excited! These awards celebrate the very best companies, people and products from around the world and recognise their outstanding contribution to the food and beverage industry. We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all the hardworking brands that put their products and services forward in this year’s awards. In an era of rising expectations and increased sustainability goals, it’s important to acknowledge the groundbreaking progress each finalist has achieved in making a real and meaningful difference to our global food system. The winners of this year’s World Food Innovation Awards will be announced during our special awards ceremony, which will take place at IFE 2023 at ExCeL London in the UK on Monday 20 March. Thank you for being part of the World Food Innovation Awards! Please find the full finalist shortlist below.

Artisan product Aldi US - Emporium Selection Hot Honey Gouda AraBello® Ltd - Peanut Marble – it’s simply magic® Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Cute Star Natural DHA Pure Milk Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Satine Active Lactoferrin Organic Pure Milk Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Yili Cute Star Lactoferrin Pure Milk

Children’s/baby product Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Yili Cute Star Lactoferrin Pure Milk For Aisha Ltd - For Aisha Oaty bar Broccoli & Apple 5x25g Good4U - Nutri Balls Strawberry Little Dish - Little Dish fresh kids’ meals

Snack product BiteMe Nutrition - BiteMe Protein Cookie Daily Crunch Snacks - Daily Crunch Nashville Hot Sprouted Almonds Franui - Franui Grace Foods UK - Grace Exotic Chips Issei - Issei Mochi Gummies - Mango The Original Chicken Crackling - Chicken Crackling Truede Limited - 6 x 30g Peng Assorted Savoury (BBQ, Sea Salt & Vinegar and Chilli Nacho Flavour) Roasted Chickpeas Snacks

Low or no product Barry Callebaut - Second generation chocolate Buddee - Buddee Chocolate Spread Juicy River - Bolle Oro Jnck Bakery - Milky Chocolate Cookie Landbase / CHOCDAY - Dark Premium Nanyang Polytechnic - KuMayya Sweet Potato Milk Rice in Action - SlowCarb Rice T-cket - Ticket Saffron Enriched Beer

Natural/organic product Aldi US - Simply Nature Keto Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters Barry Callebaut - Second generation chocolate Four Sigmatic - Four Sigmatic Think Organic Creamer Four Sigmatic - Sweet Vanilla Organic Plant-Based Protein RISE Brewing Co. - Salted Caramel Nitro Cold Brew Oat Milk Latte

Dairy product Biotiful - Kefir Protein Choco-lite Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - AMBROSIAL Youqier Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Cute Star Natural DHA Pure Milk Hyproca Nutrition Co., Ltd - Kabrita YingJia Yingxin Goat Milk Formula Strive Nutrition Corp - Strive FREEMILK, Whole & Chocolate Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Shuhua Sugar Control Lactose-free Milk

Plant-based product Aldi US - Simply Nature Chickpea Penne Be Better My Friend - Be Better plant-butter Beyond Meat - Beyond Tenders Bravura Foods Ltd/ Free From Fellows - Free From Fellows Strawberry Vegan Mallows Biotiful - Oat Kefir Yor-gut Cherry Cathedral City - Cathedral City Plant Based Dole Food Company - DOLE(r) Sheet Pan Meal Starter Kits Extraordinary Foods / Pimp My Salad - Coconut Bacon Forest Feast - NUTM!LK CHOCOCORN GOE Wellness - Healthfullicious'ly - Creamy plant-based hemp drink Impossible Foods™ - Impossible™ Spicy Chicken Nuggets Made From Plants Issei - Issei Mochi Gummies - Mango LoveRaw - Nutty Choc Balls Lypid - Pork Belly Mind Blown™ by The Plant Based Seafood Co. - Mind Blown™ Crab Cakes MyForest Foods - MyBacon SOAK'd OATS - High Fibre Probiotic Oat Bars Strong Roots - Strong Roots Good Made Easy Entrees The Vegetarian Butcher - vegan Happy Go Glucky Burger ST MICHEL PROFESSIONNEL - Vegan madeleine Wicked Kitchen - The Saucy Motz Pizza Verdino Green Foods / the Unfished brand - PlantZalmon Smoked Slices

Chilled/frozen product COCORICO ORIGINAL - COCOBAKED - BAKED CHICKEN WINGS Franui - Franui Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Xujinhuan Cheese Flavored Ice cream Jnck Bakery - Milky Chocolate Cookie

Meat/poultry product COCORICO ORIGINAL - COCORICI CLASSIC The Original Chicken Crackling - Chicken Crackling

Seafood product Nanyang Polytechnic - Crispy Fish YT TRATA - SalmonPocket smoked salmon fillet pieces in vegetable oil Responsible Foods, ehf - Næra (TM) Snacks- Fish Jerky Crunch

Functional product Damazonia Teas - Sleep Tea Energy One - Energy One Lite ió fibrewater - ió fibrewater Lemon & Lime Four Sigmatic - Sweet Vanilla Organic Plant-Based Protein FHIRST - FHIRST LIVING SODA Jnck Bakery - Milky Chocolate Cookie TRIP - TRIP lightly sparkling CBD infused drinks TCI Co., Ltd. - Soba!™ Buckwheat Husk Extract Rice in Action - NutriRice Plus

Drink innovation ió fibrewater - ió fibrewater Lemon & Lime Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Changyi 100% Lactic Acid Bacteria Drink FHIRST - FHIRST LIVING SODA KISSD - KISSD WATER CUCUMBER KISSD - KISSD WATER COCONUT Strive Nutrition Corp - Strive FREEMILK, Whole & Chocolate

Food innovation ACCRO - 100% plant-based burger Aldi US - Season's Choice Breaded Buffalo Cauliflower Barry Callebaut - Second generation chocolate Fermenti - Fermented Fruit Bites Little Dish - Little Dish Fresh Kids' Meals Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - AMBROSIAL Youqier Responsible Foods, ehf - Næra™ Snacks Skyr Crunch SRSLY Low Carb - SRSLY Low Carb Pizza THIS™ - THIS™ Isn't Streaky Bacon Rashers Takul Halal Kitchen (Part of Stonehouse Foods Ltd) - Takul Halal Kitchen VEGEMITE - Gluten Free VEGEMITE

Ingredient innovation Barry Callebaut - Second generation chocolate DSM - Vertis™ Textured Pea Canola Protein GOE Wellness - Healthfullicious'ly - Creamy plant-based hemp drink GNT Group - EXBERRY® Compound Red Lypid - PhytoFat Meeat Food Tech - MUU Fermented Fava Beans

Health innovation BIOHM - Super Kids Impossible Foods - Impossible™ Beef Lite Made From Plants ió fibrewater - ió fibrewater Lemon & Lime Jnck Bakery - Milky Chocolate Cookie Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - N-ICE Cream (Nottingham High Protein Vanilla Ice Cream, fortified with additional leucine and vitamin D) TCI Co., Ltd. - Banana Flower Stamens Extract Landbase / CHOCDAY - Dark Premium Merlyn Health Foods - Omega 3,6,9 Ex

Technology innovation Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Yili Cute Star Lactoferrin Pure Milk Lypid - Pork Belly Haus Holdings - Döner / Shawarma Robotic Kebab Machine Cutters THIS™ - THIS™ Isn't Streaky Bacon Rashers Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Shuhua Sugar Control Lactose-free Milk

Marketing campaign Dole Food Company - Dole Healthy Heroes, Assemble! Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - AMBROSIAL Environmental Protection marketing campaign Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Ambrosial Regional Marketing For Rural Revitalization Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - AMBROSIAL 2022 Chinese New Year ‘Tiger for Chinese Style’marketing campaign

New/start-up business AraBello® Ltd - Peanut Marble – it’s simply magic® Franui - Franui Issei - Issei Mochi Gummies - Mango Lime Caviar Ltd - Lime Caviar Meeat Food Tech - Meeat Food Tech SOAK'd OATS - High Fibre Probiotic Oat Bars

Packaging design Alzamora Group - Oil Premium Pack Beatson Clark - Bespoke glass packaging for BOL Power Shakes Graphic Packaging International - KeelClip™ for Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages Graphic Packaging International - McDonald’s hexagonal salad box Graphic Packaging International - Dogfish Head Hoppy Variety Pack Scratch’n’Sniff Graphic Packaging International - Mars Malteser Giant Easter Egg Carton Graphic Packaging International - Boardio™ for Perfetti Van Melle Mentos gum bottle Graphic Packaging International - ProducePack™ Punnet tray for Smithy Mushrooms Graphic Packaging International - Keelings Blueberry Carton Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd - Satine No Printing No Ink Environmental-friendly Edition KISSD - KISSD WATER Product Ventures - Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts Meeat Food Tech - MUU

CSR/sustainability initiative Brownes Dairy - Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic Yoghurt Tubs KISSD - KISSD WATER Meadow - Sustainability initiative ofi (olam food ingredients) - Cocoa Agroforestry Restoration in Pará, Brazil TCI Co., Ltd. - Establish Sustainability DNA from the Inside Out Strong Roots - Carbon Footprint Labeling and Initiatives

Foodservice initiative Rice in Action - Instant Flavored Rice Solution Quorn Professionals - Carbono Cero, a delicious carbon neutral solutions The Original Chicken Crackling - Chicken Crackling

About the World Food Innovation Awards

The World Food Innovation Awards, in association with IFE, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry. These awards are a fantastic way to enhance your brand and ensure it gains global recognition.

Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and can highlight the contribution your company is making to the food industry.

About FoodBev Media

Established in 2000, FoodBev Media is the food and beverage industry’s leading media and communication business. With a portfolio of international magazines, the website foodbev.com and the industry’s largest social media network, FoodBev Media ensures you are continuously kept up to date with the latest trends and innovations. Since 2003, FoodBev Media has gained a reputation for organising successful international awards schemes in the food, beverage and dairy industries.

For more information about our selection of awards programmes, please visit foodbevawards.com or email awards@foodbev.com.

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