Bridge2Food announces 2018 protein awards finalists

Published: 24-Oct-2018

In celebration of companies creating plant-based and high protein foods and ingredients

The finalists have been announced for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2018, which celebrate those creating new plant-based and high protein foods and ingredients, driving growth and innovation in the protein industry. The finalists for each category are as follows:

Best Plant-based Food: awarded to a company that has created a new plant-based food.

  • Vivera for Vivera Veggie Steak
  • Nestle for Vegan fillet pieces
  • &samhoud food for 'Tomeato' mince

Most Novel Protein Ingredient: celebrates new protein ingredients that are truly innovative and offered measurable benefits for manufacturers and consumers.

  • AVEBE for Perfectasol D520 texture solution for plant-based pizza topping
  • Baru Baron for Baru Seeds
  • PLT Health Solutions for Artesa Chickpea Protein

Most Novel Protein Process Technology: celebrates new protein process technologies that are truly innovative and offered measurable benefits in processing (new) ingredients and foods for consumers.

  • Lactips for an eco-friendly plastic raw material from transformation of casein
  • 3FBio for their zero-waste process to produce mycoprotein
  • Botaneco for Novel Oilseed Processing Technology

The winners will be announced on 25 October during the eleventh Protein Summit 2018, the world’s largest protein platform bringing together more than 450 experts from the whole value chain to debate and shape a future protein agenda.

Gerard Klein Essink of Bridge2Food said: “The judges were impressed with the high quality of entries and the finalists should be very proud of their achievement that reflects growing innovation within the protein sector.”

The Expert Judging Panel:

  • Dr Kees de Gooijer, TKI Agri & Food (Netherlands)
  • Dr Stacy Pyett, Protein Manager, Wageningen University (Netherlands)
  • Greg Bonnefin, Group Director, Newly Weds Foods (Thailand)
  • Dr Anne Wagner, Innovations Director, Tereos (France)
  • Patrick Leseur, Group R&D Director, Bonduelle (France)
  • Valérie Mazza, Head of Corporate Scientific Affairs, Limagrain (France)
  • Eric Texier, CEO & Founder ABCiNOv/Sodexo (France)
  • Thierry Lebrun, Director, Member of Executive Board, Credit Agricole North of France (France)

The Bridge2Food Awards are gratefully supported by Gold & Green, IFF, Nestle, Unilever and Prolupin.

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