Fine Food Australia award winners announced

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 9th September 2009

The Fine Food Australia award winners were announced on Monday night, with Foods Pacific Limited and Rubens Fine Foods sharing the prize for Best New Australian Retail Product.Australia’s largest food industry trade show is in full swing this week, with the food industry showing their wares to international and domestic buyers.

Austrade is confident the show will boost food exports, having brought more than 250 food buyers from over 30 countries to attend. Last year, $32 million worth of export deals were secured from international buyers at the show.

“Australia has a worldwide reputation for producing high quality premium food, and with food exports continuing to perform strongly it is no surprise that the number of international visitors to Fine Food is significant,” Austrade’s National Food and Beverage Manager, Lyndel Jack, said. “Buyers from these countries will be able to discover the clean, natural and healthy products for which Australia is recognised.”

Australian total food exports for 2007-08 were valued at $23.4 billion and accounted for a significant share of Australia’s total goods exports.

The full list of award winners can be seen below:

Best Stand Award Shell Scheme – Fine Food 
Rowies Cakes

Best Stand Award Custom Build – Fine Food

Best Group Stand Award

Best New Food Product for FoodService
Lotus & Ming Fine Foods – Spicy Salmon Sui Mei and The Deluxe Seafood Range

Best New Hospitality Equipment
Nutrifaster Food Service Equipment – Desmon Modular Refrigeration System

Best New Australian Retail Product
Foods Pacific Ltd – Taste of India range
Rubens Fine Foods – Rubens Fine Food Sandwich Fillers

Best New Retail Equipment
Wedderburn – Graef Slicer range

Best New Bakery Product
Granvima Pty Ltd – Mamma Marilena Nut Breads