The Food Matters Live 2019 Awards Celebrate The Innovators, Campaigners And Entrepreneurs Changing The Future Of Food.

From inspiring products, leading sustainability campaigns and healthy eating initiatives through to pioneering science and technology companies, the shortlist for the prestigious Food Matters Live 2019 Awards has been announced.

Now in its third year, the Awards celebrate the very best of the global food and drink sector and recognises the innovation at the heart of the industry.

The Awards judging panel went through a record number of entries in each of the 14 categories and selected finalists based on their creativity and inventiveness.

The shortlist also reflects the values of Food Matters Live, which brings together the global community changing the future of food and drink during the two-day event at ExCeL London on 19-20 November.

Director Briony Mansell-Lewis said:

“We are excited to announce this impressive shortlist, which celebrates the innovations and creative thinking taking place across the global food and drink industry.

“Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s Awards – and thank you to the judges who had the difficult task of picking the best of the best to be finalists.

“They selected an exciting range innovative natural, healthy and better-for-you products, pioneering public health and sustainability initiatives, and food tech breakthroughs, which have the potential to influence the future of food production and consumption for the better.”

Sponsored by leading industry names including AB Mauri UK, Pen & Tec Consulting, Soylent, and supported by Food and Drink International, the Awards winners will be announced in a prestigious awards ceremony on 19 November 2019 at Food Matters Live.

The finalists

Best Better-For-You Ingredient of The Year

H E Stringer Flavours Ltd – Alcohol Sensation natural flavouring analogue

Berrico FoodCompany BV – Less Sugar Dried Cranberries

PB Leiner – SOLUGEL®Dissolution Series

Best Food Tech Innovation Of The Year – Sponsored by Soylent

IXON Food Technology – Advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging

Dinepilot Limited – Dinepilot

Genclis SA – Hypoallergenic Food Platform

Nourished – Nourished

NutriCare Life – NutriCare.Life

The CheckYourFood Group – The World’s most Innovative Nutrition & Health Calculation Platform

Best Functional Ingredient of the Year – Sponsored by Pen & Tec

Innovopro – CP Pro 70, chickpea protein concentrate

i-ingredients Ltd/Enovate Biolife – EnXtra

KSM-66 Ashwagandha – Ixoreal Biomed Inc

i-ingredients/BioActor – MicrobiomeX



Natural Remedies – Turmacin®

Best Healthy Eating Initiative

Veg Power CIC – Eat Them To Defeat Them

Autograph – Nutritionist’s Choice

Best Natural Ingredient of the Year

Olmix – Emulsea

Robertet – Holimel

KSM-66 Ashwagandha – Ixoreal Biomed Inc

Monk Fruit Corp – Monk Fruit Extract

Gerald McDonald & Company Limited – Yuzu Juice

Best New Drink Product of the Year

Cannasa Ltd – Botanical Rose and Raspberry Lemonade infused with CBD

No.1 Living – No.1 Living Kombucha

O.T.C Beverages Limited – OTC Beverages

Luhv Drinks – SKIN

Bravura Foods – The Leaf Life

NR Enterprise Limited – ViDrate

Best New Food Product of the Year

THIS – THIS Isn’t Bacon rashers

Aduna – Aduna Fonio Ancient Super-Grain

Norseland Ltd. – Applewood® Vegan

One Smartfood – Bonsai

Food Culture Lab. – Kimchi Seasoning Mix


Best New Ingredient of the Year – Sponsored by AB Mauri

Aduna – Aduna Fonio Ancient Super-Grain

Healy Group – Primar Pro

vaneeghen – S7

AGT Poortman – Veggicrumb™

Best Nutraceutical Product of the Year

OptiBiotix Health Plc – CholBiome®X3

TargEDys – EnteroSatys

ICLANP – Instituto Central Lechera Asturiana de Nutrición Personalizada S.A. – 39ytú

Innovative Better-for-You Product of the Year

Made By Brave – Ancient + Brave

Coppola Foods Ltd – Fabalous Organic Chick Pea Spread – Chocolate with Hazelnuts

Saputo Dairy UK – Promovita Daily Shots


Snoooze UK – SNOOOZE® – Natural Sleep Drink

In The Buff – Turmeric Fusion & Chipotle Spice Protein Ketchup

Innovative Food-to-Go Product of the Year

Alpro – Alpro Caffè Ethiopian Coffee and Soya Caramel Cup


Huel – Huel Ready-to-drink


Innovative Natural and Organic Product of the Year

Ossa Organic – Beef bone broth with Maca and Sea Spaghetti

ALBEENA – Fresh Bee Pollen Polyfloral

PLAYin CHOC ltd – PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box

Ruby and Grace London – Tigernut Dairy-free ice cream

Innovative Packaging Design of the Year

Nupik Flo UK Ltd – iPlastic

Chocolat Essentiel – Pralines (Belgian Chocolates)

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Aduna & The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) – Baobab & The Great Green Wall

Brades Farm Dairy Ltd. – Brades Barista Milk, Climate Smart Dairy Milk

Corn Oil Press Ltd. – Grapoila

Little Freddie – Little Freddie pouch recycling scheme

SpiceBox – The SpiceBox tiffin club

Costa Coffee – Too Good To Go

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