PARIS – Food Ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients, which will be held in Paris from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, announced the finalists for the Fi Excellence Awards 2011. Organized every two years, the awards recognizes the major innovations in the food industry in six categories, including Savory Meat Innovation of the Year.

The Fi Excellence Awards 2011 recognizes the professionals and companies for their ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation and contribution to the industry. All winners will be announced on Nov. 29 during the awards ceremony, alongside the 25th anniversary celebration, at Novotel hotel in Roissy Charles-De-Gaulle.

The Fi Excellence Awards nominees include:

Savory/Meat Innovation of the Year

  • Sotexpro - Texta Pois 65/70 - A new Textured Vegetable Protein (100 percent from pea).
  • Walter Rau Neusser Ol und Fett AG - Brata breaded coating MP 5808 and MP 5809 - help consumers to fight obesity, simplify processing, improve work safety, and reduce energy and vegetable oil consumption.
  • Purac - PuraQ Arome NA4 - A breakthrough in clean label, natural solutions for sodium reduction in food.

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