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26 Mar 2024

Winners announced for inaugural IFE Manufacturing Ingredients Awards

Winners announced for inaugural IFE Manufacturing Ingredients Awards

The winners for the IFE Manufacturing Ingredients Awards, in association with IFST, were unveiled on the first day of IFE Manufacturing, on 25 March at ExCeL London.

The new awards were launched to recognise innovation, excellence and trailblazing brands in the food science and technology field, celebrating leaders in sustainability, new proteins and tech.

“As we embark on this exciting journey with the inaugural IFE Manufacturing Ingredients Awards, we honour the relentless pursuit of innovation in ingredients. These awards, a collaborative effort between IFST and IFE Manufacturing, demonstrate our shared commitment to celebrating excellence in the ever-evolving landscape of food science and technology,” said Deborah Kendale, Business Development Director of IFST.

“Our hope is that the success of the businesses who were nominated for and won these awards will inspire businesses to consider the ingredients they use in their food and drink products.”

Debora Saibene, R&D Scientist, PepsiCo and awards judge said: “The ingredients industry excels in innovation and creativity, and the entries we received for this award are a clear testament to that. Great to see the many facets of how food science and technology can be applied to raise the bar on healthy, sustainable and delicious food. Congratulations to the 2024 winners.”

Federico Dellafiore, Event Manager for IFE Manufacturing, commented: “Huge congratulations to all the winners of these exciting new awards. IFE Manufacturing is a leading showcase of innovation in food & drink development, and we’ve been delighted to partner with IFST to celebrate the brands leading the way and defining the future of the sector.”

The winners are:

Achieving Sustainable Solutions

Azamet Pro – Protein and Fibre Rich Gluten Free Flour and Grissini Sticks

Innovative Protein Sources

PhycoHealth – PhycoTein

New Ingredient Launch From A Start-Up Company

C-Paste Ltd – SweetAble

New Technologies for Improved Health

NewTree Fruit Company – De-sugared Fruit Juice Concentrate

Simplified Ingredient Lists for Clean Labels

Arthur Branwell & Co. Ltd. – EmuLux, Range of Unique Cryogenic Spray Crystallised Fat Crystal

Cheryl Lockett, Consultant at Arthur Branwell & Co, commented on the win, saying: “This is a culmination of of all the work we’ve put in. This is a product that ticks all the boxes: it’s consumer friendly, it’s more economical, better bread, it’s clean label and it can increase the shelf life.”

Steve Lawrence, Director & Chef De Légumes at C-Paste Ltd, added: “I nearly burst into tears! That's how much this award means to me. Seven years of NPD work in my own kitchen, it’s something personal. It’s been amazing over the past five years to get two patents and such validation of the concept.”

Alina Uzun, Marketing and Sales Director at Azamet Pro, concluded: "We are delighted to receive this award. As a small family company, this recognition is a testament to our commitment to sustainability. It motivates us to persist in our journey, taking both small and significant steps towards a healthier, greener, and happier planet. Moving forward, we remain steadfast in our mission to inspire others to join us in this vital cause. Together, we can create a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come. Thank you IFE Manufacturing and IFST for this opportunity and recognition."

IFE Manufacturing takes place alongside IFE, The Pub Show, HRC and International Salon Culinaire as part of Food, Drink & Hospitality Week, and returns to ExCeL London on 17-19 March 2025. Keep up to date with all the latest news at


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