“The World Food Innovation Awards really showcase the best of the best in the global food and beverage industry, from a wide range of companies all over the world, both large and small. We see new flavors, new concepts, all the way to clever packaging and successes in environmental responsibility,” said Isabel Sturgess, marketing director for FoodBev Media, the organization that coordinates the awards. “Every year we are fascinated by the real level of innovation that is shown within the entries.”
Hormel Vital Cuisine™ ready-to-serve meals received finalist accolades in the Best Health Food category and Best Social Responsibility Initiative category.
“It is quite an honor for the Hormel Vital Cuisine™ brand to be named a finalist in these two categories,” said Tim Garry, director of marketing, Hormel Health Labs. “So many people have worked really hard to bring this brand to life, so it is humbling to see it receive international accolades.”
The judging panel considered 265 entries from 29 countries in 23 categories. Some of the other categories in the contest included Best Foodservice or Catering Innovation, Best Snacking Innovation, Best Free-From Food, Best Beverage Concept, Best Packaging Design and more.
Hormel Vital Cuisine™ ready-to-serve meals feature seven high-protein varieties including chicken and dumpling, sweet potato and lentil, and beef and mushroom gravy. Because of the efforts to eliminate unnecessary ingredients known to affect consumers’ taste and smell sensitivities, these meals are a convenient solution for people undergoing cancer treatment.
To see the full list of winners in the 2017 World Food Innovation Awards, click here.