Food NI members shortlisted in UK quality awards

Three Food NI member companies have been shortlisted for innovative food products shortlisted in the prestigious Quality Food Awards 2018.

The successful Northern Ireland companies in what is the UK’s biggest annual celebration of quality food and drink, are:

Clandeboye Estate Greek Style Vanilla Yoghurt, Bangor, county Down in the Foodservice category;

Prep House, Crossgar for Irish Seaweed Dressing; and

Tayto, Tandragee, county Armagh for Cool Tortillas in the Snack – Crisp category for Asda

Launched in 1979, the Quality Food Awards recognise and reward the best in retail, wholesale and foodservice food and drink products available in the United Kingdom.

The competitions blue Q logo on pack alerts consumers to how special a product is, given that this is an independently verified mark of quality.

A rigorous judging process is entirely independent and features panels from a pool of around 400 industry experts.

These include nutritionists, dietitians, chefs, chef-lecturers, home economists, food writers, consultants, restaurateurs, food technologists and developers, category experts, brewers, distillers, masters of wine, company chief executive’s, packaging gurus and retail professionals.