Fi Europe Excellence Awards

Awards submission: Closed

The Fi Excellence Awards honours professionals and companies for their ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation, and for their contribution to the industry. The Awards, organised every two years, rewards the major innovations in the food industry in seven categories, as well as ‘The Most Innovative Food Ingredient', the overall winner of the Fi Excellence Awards.



2013 Awards Winners

Most Innovative Food Ingredient

ROQUETTE - Roquette Microalgae High Lipid Algal Flour


Confectionery Innovation of the Year

IOI-Loders Croklaan - CristalGreen®

Bakery Innovation of the Year

ROQUETTE - Roquette Microalgae High Lipid Algal Flour

Beverage Innovation of the Year

Tate & Lyle - PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre

Dairy Innovation of the Year

Chr. Hansen - SaltLite

Savoury/Meat Innovation of the Year

DSM Food Specialities - MaxiPro HSP

Snacks/On-The-Go Innovation of the Year

Novozymes A/S - Novozymes Acrylaway® HighT

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Symrise AG - simply vanilla(R) - Symrise Sustainable Vanilla


"This is a product that challenges tradition by seeking new solutions for reducing fat and replacing egg through the use of a new raw material, giving benefits for producers as well as consumers in sustainibility, health, functionality and costs.

Roquette has demonstrated the vision to see the future , a passion to develop new technology and the guts to invest in a new business area that meets and embraces the future trends of healthy, sustainable and tasty nutrition."


Peter Wennstrom – President & Expert Consultant – The Healthy Marketing Team




"Winning the Fi Europe Award generated a lot of internal self-confidence in our carmine technology and product - and boosted our expertise within fruit-preparation and the yogurt market. In front of the customers we have been in a stronger position to claim and show market leadership within carmine and the dairy industry after winning the Fi Europe Awards."

Thomas Christensen - Industry Product Manager - Dairy & FruitPrep, Natural Colors Division at Chr. Hansen


First Name

Surname Company Job Title
Peter Wennstrom The Healthy Marketing Team President & Expert Consultant
Anita Scholte Albert Heijn Manager Concept Management
Georges Bruelle Danone Prospective Manager
Albert Zwijgers Unilever Prof. Technology and Ingredients, University of Applied Sciences, HAS Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Innovation agent Food & Health, Food & Nutrition Delta
John Madden Euromonitor Global Head of Ingredients Research
Ian Gordon Giract Chairman, Giract Sarl, Geneva Switzerland
Luis Fernandez Tate and Lyle

Senior Vice President Global Applications

Elodie Lebastard EAS Food Law Manager
Erika Smith General Mills Sr. Principal Scientist


The Sustainability Initiative Award refers to any innovation or initiative that improves the sustainability of an ingredient throughout its lifecycle. It means sustainability initiatives or innovations relating to e.g sourcing, refining, producing, processing, applying, consuming and recycling of the ingredient. Focus of the entry should be on the sustainability impact and result of the innovation or initiative