From sheep’s milk ice cream, gluten-free syrup sponge and free-from fusilli with amaranth to gluten-free fish fingers washed down with a gluten-free glass of beer, nearly 200 freefrom products have made it onto a very long ‘shortlist’ for the FreeFrom Food Awards 2010 – some indication of the spectacular growth seen in this sector of the food industry in recent years.
The FreeFrom Food Awards are the only industry awards that celebrate excellence in this field. Now in their third extremely successful year, the 2010 awards have attracted over 1,000 freefrom entries from every type of supplier from one man/woman bakers to multinational food manufacturers.
The awards were started by www.foodsmatter.com, a website dedicated to covering all aspects of freefrom food.
Says Michelle Berriedale-Johnson: “The response to the launch of the awards has just been fantastic and mirrors the expansion in the whole market. Whereas in year one (2008) we had maybe 30 entries for the bread or the cake section, in year two (2009) we had 60 – this year (2010) we have had over 100!”
The final judging to choose the winners of the 2010 awards will take place at the end of March.
For the full list see below or go to http://www.freefromfoodawards.co.uk/shortlist_10.html