Manufacturers recognised at frozen food awards

By Michelle Perrett

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KK Fine Foods’ Gluten Free Butternut Squash, Brie, Beetroot & Truffle Infused Oil Tart was Foodservice Product of the Year
KK Fine Foods’ Gluten Free Butternut Squash, Brie, Beetroot & Truffle Infused Oil Tart was Foodservice Product of the Year
A raft of suppliers and manufacturers have been honoured at the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF’s) Annual Product Awards.

Categories included Retail Product of the Year, Best Main Course, Best New Pizza, Best New Meat-Free Product as well as Best New Poultry-Based Product.

Iceland Foods and KK Fine Foods took home the prestigious Retail Product of the Year and Foodservice Product of the Year awards respectively.

Iceland Foods won the top accolade in retail for its Luxury Triple Dipped Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sticks.

KK Fine Foods’ Gluten Free Butternut Squash, Brie, Beetroot & Truffle Infused Oil Tart was crowned Foodservice Product of the Year.

Laila’s Fine Foods

The Best New Meat-based Product in retail was won by Lidl, with its What’s Cooking? Macaroni Cheese with Kale and Pancetta by Laila’s Fine Foods.

The Best New Vegetable-Based Product was won jointly by Vegetable Chips by Aunt Bessie’s and Frozen Tenderstem Broccoli by TSA International.

Supplier Bidfood won in two categories in the foodservice sector. Its Quality Cuisine Somerset Brie and Blueberry Chutney Tart won Best New Starter/Buffet/Appetiser Product, and its Premium Selection Individual Truffle Torte with a Gold Shimmering Profiterole picked up the award for the Best New Ice Cream/Dessert/Confectionery Product.

Brakes also won in two categories with M&J Bistro Hand Battered MSC Cod Fillets winning Best New Main Course/Meal Centre Product while Best New Multi-Portion Product was its Turkey Ballotine.

‘A real victory for all the winners’

“These awards are a real victory for all the winners and their companies and teams should be incredibly proud of their achievements,”​ said John Hyman, BFFF chief executive.

“The Product Awards celebrate new product development excellence and innovation that continuously drives the frozen food industry to be the dynamic and developing sector that it is.

“The standard of entries we received was exceptional and it was really encouraging to see how many companies put products forward, which serves as a sign of the confidence they have in their products.”

The awards were presented during the BFFF Annual Gala Dinner Dance last Thursday (7 June), hosted at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel.

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – now open for entries

Food Manufacture ​is again inviting entries for its annual awards, with some exciting changes to the categories and format this year.

The awards are an opportunity for you to celebrate your outstanding achievement within the UK’s fast-growing food and drink industry.

The award ceremony will take place on 7 November at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

Click here​ to find out more and enter the awards.

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