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SIAL announces drinks innovation award winners

SIAL has announced its Innovation Awards winners, including a gin distilled with olives, as it gears up for its show in Paris later this month featuring 7,020 companies from more than 109 countries.

The events company reported a 10% rise in the number of new product entrants into its Innovation Awards. With a total of 2,355 entries, 801 finalists were short-listed in 3 categories: product sectors, purchaser target sectors, and Intermediate Products & Ingredients and E&T sectors.

The company said the figures demonstrate that there is “no stemming the flow of agri-food innovations, whether targeting manufacturers, retailers or, of course, consumers. Worldwide, the agri-food industry is striving to adapt to the appetites of a new generation hankering for fresher, healthier food, by developing new products and new ingredients that will soon be making their way to the store shelves and the dining table”.

Winners this year included Taggiasco Extravirgin, an Italian gin distilled with juniper and taggiasca olives; Give it a shot, a range of ginger, turmeric, cayenne and charcoal shot drinks; Burotta, a burrata with a ricotta centre; sweet Kimchi jam, and Namaste vegan kefir water from Greece.

Sial Paris is set to take place from 21 to 25 October at the Paris Nord Villepinte.

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