Entry to the 2014 FreeFrom Food Awards has just closed with a bumper crop of well over 350 entries – a significant increase on last year. Not only are entries up, but 15% more companies entered this year, of which nearly half were new to the awards – a telling indication of how this sector is keeping to its upwards trajectory.
Judging for the awards will take place over a two week period at the end of January/beginning of February.
A shortlist will be published on 12 February 2014.
The presentation of the awards, by Antony Worrall Thompson, will take place at the annual, invitation only, FreeFrom Food Awards Networking party on 25 March 2014 in London, complete with a tasting buffet of the winning products.
Category 10. Foods manufactured in a nut free environment – Cornito
The FreeFrom Food Awards are the UK’s only industry awards celebrating the growth and excellence of ‘freefrom food’ created for allergy sufferers, coeliacs and those who feel healthier if they exclude gluten and/or dairy from their diets. FreeFrom Food Awards bright yellow logos are now to be seen on a huge range of freefrom products from one man/woman producers of freefrom cupcakes to supermarket own label ranges.
Freefrom food is the only food sector to have shown steady 15% year on year growth over the last five years.
The awards, now in their seventh year, are run by the same team as run the Foodsmatter sites (allergy resource sites with over 500,000 unique visitors a year), the FreeFrom Skincare Awards – and who, next year, are launching FreeFrom Eating Out Awards.
For more information, last year’s winners and images please check the awards site at www.freefromfoodawards.co.