In association with IFST
Brand new for 2024, IFE Manufacturing are excited to announce a new ingredients awards scheme in association with IFST. Recognising excellence across food and drink ingredients, the IFE Manufacturing Ingredients Awards will look forward to a new era in Food Science and technology.
This award scheme celebrates Food Science and technology as applied in the ingredients industry resulting in innovative products harnessing research and creativity to satisfy and delight consumers in healthy, sustainable, and delicious foods.
Check out the award categories and submit your entries by 5pm on Monday 15th January 2024.
Entries are open to all manufacturers and you can enter more than one category if you so wish and it is free to enter. The Awards Ceremony will take place at IFE Manufacturing on Monday 25th March. Read on to find out more about each category and to submit your entry. You can also find more information on the entry procedure here.
Innovative Protein Sources
With the global demand for protein set to rise by 135% by 2050 according to FAO estimates, increasingly innovative ways are needed to satisfy this need whilst ensuring that concerns relating to sustainability are met. This award is looking not only for new protein sources but also ways that existing protein types are used in innovative ways to satisfy dietary needs and produce products that excite and satisfy consumer demand.
New Technologies for Improved Health
The judges are looking for cutting-edge use of technologies used to enhance consumers' health for example in improved food safety and product quality, new ways of processing traditional ingredients to produce innovative products, and ways of combining ingredients to produce products with enhanced dietary benefits.
Achieving Sustainable Solutions
With the focus on achieving net zero and reducing food waste the judges are particularly keen to hear from companies using waste streams to create new product types and from companies undertaking action under the science-based targets initiative to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions or are on the pathway to B Corp status.
New Ingredient Launch from a Start-up Company
This category is open to companies that have fewer than 50 employees and have launched a new ingredient in the last two years that has captured the imagination of their customers or the public. The judges are particularly keen to hear case studies that explain how the product performs in the end product or the effects on a customer’s business from using this ingredient.
Simplified Ingredient Lists for Clean Labels
This is an opportunity to showcase the use of traditional ingredients in a non-traditional manner to produce innovative products or introduce enhanced functionality in existing products. Your entry could also showcase where an ingredient has enabled a simpler, shorter or decomplexified formulation due to multiple benefits and improvements to structure, texture, flavour or to provide a nutritional advantage.
The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) is the leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. It provides evidence-based knowledge resources to support our members and the public understanding of these subjects. Our members are based in business, research, education and government; across the food sector from agriculture to manufacture, retail and foodservice. Members are individuals who benefit from knowledge resources, our professional and social network, and career and professional development opportunities including events and conferences and our online community.
We uphold standards of professionalism in food science and technology by independently certifying members knowledge and skills through professional registers and accreditation schemes that are widely recognised and valued throughout the sector.
As IFST commemorates six decades of innovation, research, and excellence in the field of food science and technology, we are delighted to announce our first event for our Jubilee60 year in 2024. IFST has chosen to collaborate with IFE Manufacturing to create a celebration of innovation and its critical importance to the food sector in producing existing and future iconic products consumers enjoy every day. This joint venture highlights IFST's commitment to promote growth and knowledge of the professionals who power the food sector. By joining forces with IFE Manufacturing, we aim to unlock new frontiers in food technology, using this collaboration to celebrate advancements and foster collaboration between academia, policy, and industry.
Driving Innovation and Collaboration
Through our collaboration, IFST and IFE Manufacturing will work hand in hand to accelerate innovation, enhance food safety, and promote sustainable practices. By pooling our resources and expertise, we aspire to create an event where research and development specialists interact and exchange knowledge with sales, marketing and consumer facing teams, leading to groundbreaking solutions that benefit the entire food industry.
A Global Impact
Our commitment goes beyond borders. As IFST and IFE Manufacturing are dedicated to sharing our discoveries and knowledge worldwide. We will create opportunities for professionals, academics, and organisations to engage in an exchange of ideas and best practices, amplifying the global impact of our partnership.