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Gulfood awards celebrate F&B excellence

Dubai, February 26, 2013

 

The winners of the fourth Gulfood Awards, the Middle East’s most sought-after food and beverage accolades, were announced last night (Monday) at a spectacular gala dinner held at the Samaya Ballroom, Ritz Carlton, DIFC on the opening day of Gulfood.
 
Organised by The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the awards were judged by an international panel of independent industry experts and attracted a record number of entries in 24 categories.
 
Trixee Loh, the senior vice president for DWTC, said: "Both the level of interest and quality of submissions we have received for the awards has been exceptional. It is exciting to see regional players in the food and beverage industry raise the bar for excellence and innovation every year."
 
"As Gulfood continues to remain the largest annual food and hospitality trade show in the world, it is important to recognise those companies that contribute to the development of the industry through their creativity and inventiveness," he added.
 
Gulfood Award Winners 2013 include:
•Best new non-alcoholic beverage: Go Coco – Coconut Water
•Best new Halal food: Mas Parés - The foie gras of the Pharaohs
•Best environmental sustainability initiative - Al Ghurair Foods - Be Responsible Campaign
•Best Consumer marketing campaign: PepsiCo - Lay’s Flavour Me Campaign
•Best health education initiative award: Al Ghurair Foods – A Better Tomorrow!
•Best new fast food product or innovation award: MorLife – Goji Antiox Gluten Free Muesli
•Local food award: Best Foods Company: Coconut Date Chocolate
•Best newcomer brand or business award: Dione Dairy Ice cream
•Best new health food or beverage ingredient award: Al Rawabi Dairy – Nutree Boost
 
Gulfood is the world’s largest and most important annual trade exhibition for food and hospitality buyers to find the most innovative and widest range of products from every sector of their industry. A transactional show, Gulfood provides manufacturers, distributors and suppliers with unmatched opportunities to conduct business at a global level. 
 
The others in the winners' list are:
•Best new functional food or drink: ANJR – IFFCO – Noor Lite Mayonnaise
•Best new baked or confectionary product: MorLife – Super Snakes
•Best new frozen or chilled food: Midamar Corporation – Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
•Best new foodservice innovation award: Unilever – Knorr Hollandaise Sauce
•Best new food and drink packaging machinery: Capri-Sun Middle East
•Best new food and drink packaging innovation award: Bebi Australia – Bebi Infant Suitable Beverages
•Best new food and drink processing equipment: Clauger – High Energy Efficiency Tunnel
•Local food award: Best Foods Company: Coconut Date Chocolate
•Best new catering equipment innovation award: Manitowoc Foodservice - NEO
•Best sustainable catering equipment innovation award: Rendisk – Flex WasteDispo
•Best light equipment innovation award: Mec2 - Livecookintable
•Best heavy equipment innovation award: Salva Group – Kwik-Co Bakery Oven
•Best trade stand (up to 40m²): Pro Ecuador
•Best trade stand (between 40-90m²): Federal Foods
•Best trade stand (over 100 m²): Tetra Pak
•Gulfood Outstanding achievement award – Petros Hadjipetrou, Managing Director, Greenhouse
 
This year saw the introduction of a new “Local Food Award”, recognising products grown and produced in the UAE.-TradeArabia News Service



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