SIAL-innovation-awards

Top innovation awards from SIAL 2014

SIAL 2014 wowed the crowds in Paris again this week, the 50th anniversary of the famous food trade fair. A highlight of the expo are those products that won SIAL Innovation Awards. Here are the top three of the Grand Prix winners this year – while in another SIAL 2014 event, an SA company has shone!

SIAL Gold AwardGold Award

Twists new food packaging, France

Category: Fresh Products

A ready meal in a box with a separate sauce in the lid. Simply turning the lid opens the tab holding the sauce. The product keeps better and its taste quality is preserved. A fork is included. Can be heated in a microwave.

 

Yooji SIAL AwardSilver Award

Yooji, France, organic frozen portions for babies

Category: Frozen Foods

Organic chopped meat or fish in 10g portions, and organic vegetable purées in divisible 20g portions, No additives or preservatives, or salt. Texture suited to the baby’s age. Cooked in France. 12 individually-wrapped portions.

 


Joint Bronze Award

SIAL Broze Award 1Eco Gumelo – CAP Portugal

Category: Fresh Poduce

Grow-at-home mushroom kit. Grows oyster mushrooms directly into the cardboard pack. Soil made with spent coffee grounds. Sprayer included.

SIAL Bronze Award 2Prêt à Pousser, France, Grow-at-home mushroom kit

Category: Fresh Poduce

Grow-at-home mushroom kit. Grows oyster mushrooms directly into the cardboard pack. Soil made with recycled sawdust. Sprayer included.

See details of all the SIAL 2014 Innovation Awards finalists here

 

United-Tastes-of-AfricaNotable win for Worcester’s Burchell’s Foods!

Building on the success of the old SIAL D’Or programme, a new event in 2014, ‘World Tour By SIAL’, focused on consumer and retail trends, including new distribution concepts, changes to the retail and/or supplier landscape and the latest innovations and new product developments catching the eye.

The World Tour Award Bronze Medal was won by Gourmet Africa Products / Burchell’s Foods.

Says the citation: “Launched in December 2013, Gourmet Africa is a practical and healthy collection of authentic regional African dishes. Ideal for vegetarians, lactose-free, GM-free and gluten-free and packaged in stand-up sachets made of 100% recyclable PET packaging and microwave-friendly.

The ingredients are produced as part of a socially and environmentally sustainable African farmers’ project in South Africa ‘s first ‘green’ food factory.”

Burchell’s Gourmet Africa: http://www.burchells.co.za/gourmetafrica.html

See more on the World Tour winners here