The FreeFromFoods Awards shortlist for foods manufactured in a nut-free environment was released today – see below. This time last year only four companies could guarantee nut-free status for their products. This year the number has grown to 13 – giving some idea of how the whole free-from food sector has mushroomed over the last year.
The final judging for the awards to choose the overall winner of the FAIR (Foundation for Allergy Information and Research) trophy for the Best Free-from Food Product 2009 and the winner of the Innovation Award for the Best New Food Product in 2009 will take place at the end of April.
Judges will include Simon Wright, chair of the judges for the Q Awards, Jane Suthering President of the Guild of Food Writers, Jane Milton of Not Just Food, Jeffrey Hyman of the Food and Drink Innovation Network, Amy Peterson of Coeliac UK, Christina Thomas past administrator of the Guild of Food Writers and members of Foods Matter’s own judging team.
The awards for the overall winner of the FAIR trophy for the Best Free-from Food Product 2009 and the winner of the Innovation Award for the Best New Food Product in 2009. will be presented on 12th May (during Allergy Week) by Antony Worrall-Thompson at an awards party at Burgh House, a lovely eighteenth century house in Hampstead, north London. See http://www.burghhouse.org.uk/.
This year’s FreeFrom Food Awards are sponsored by ?Livwell?? http://www.livwell.eu Livwell are part of the Finsbury Food Group and are the largest supplier to the UK free-from retail market.