Spotlight on the SIAL Innovation 2018 Awards

Published on by Ambre Huerre Paitry - updated on - Brève

SIAL Innovation Awards, as inspirational as ever.

With a 10% rise in the number of new products presented for the SIAL Innovation Awards, 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.

This edition of SIAL 2018 will mark the big comeback of taste. Or rather, tastes: tastes that are new and powerful, to bring new “pleasure experiences” to consumers. Also - and above all: natural tastes. “True”, authentic products, playing the transparency card so as to reassure consumers who are increasingly conscious of food risks. These are innovations that carry meaning: for yourself, for others, for the planet! 

With 2,355 entries for the Awards, this 2018 edition testifies once again to the vitality and boldness of the companies concerned. Following a first selection conducted by XTC world innovation, 801 finalists were short-listed in 3 categories: product sectors, purchaser target sectors, and Intermediate Products & Ingredients and E&T sectors.

THE INNOVATION SCOUTS ARE

  • Yannick Alléno - Star chef
  • Olivier Gourmelon - Foodservice consultant, KingsofKitchen
  • Olivier Moulin - Blogger: “Papa en Cuisine” (“Dad in the Kitchen”)
  • Isabelle Martinet - Journalist
  • Giannina Cohen Aubier - Director, VFCRP
  • Pascale Grelot-Girard - Market Intelligence Director Kantar TNS
  • Jean-Pierre Clément - Fauchon
  • Jean-François Aubry - Journalist
  • Antoine Carroz - Lafayette Gourmet
  • Sophie Labbe - Utopies
  • Bruno David - Intermarché
  • Benoît Landier - Intermarché
  • Florencia Pagano - ILACAD - XTC Latin America
  • Isabelle Marquis - XTC North America
  • Marc Frassenge - Ouhlala - XTC China
  • Xavier Terlet - CEO, XTC world innovation
  • Anne Cathy de Taevernier - Elior
  • Franck Tesson - Gault & Millau
  • Anne-Florence Sattonnay - Disney
  • Junghoon Moon - Food Biz Lab, South Korea
  • Nicolas Trentesaux - Managing Director of SIAL Network
  • Adeline Vancauwelaert - Deputy Director, F&B Division

INNOVATIONS FROM THE WORLD OVER

Focus on the SIAL Innovation 2018 Awards, for which the 15 prizewinning entries were selected on 20 September by a jury of experts. They will be on show in the Innovation Space at SIAL Paris from 21 to 25 October 2018.

AWARD OF NON- ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

AWARD OF NON- ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

GIVE IT A SHOT

  • Exhibitor: GL SA
  • Brand: SO NATURAL
  • Description: Functional drink shot.
  • Selected for the packaging in shot format and the functional properties associated with the ingredients (activated charcoal, ginger and turmeric).
  • Variety: Ginger, turmeric and cayenne, activated charcoal
  • Country: Portugal
  • Launch date: 05/2018

AWARD OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

AWARD OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

TAGGIASCO EXTRAVIRGIN

  • Exhibitor: OLIO ROI
  • Brand: EXTRA SRL - OLIO ROI
  • Description: Italian gin with juniper and taggiasca olives. Distilled under vacuum at low temperature. 44% alcohol by volume.
  • Selected for the new taste brought by the original ollive-based recipe
  • Country: Italy
  • Launch date: 02/2018

AWARD OF DAIRY PRODUCTS

AWARD OF DAIRY PRODUCTS

BURROTTA

  • Exhibitor: MO'BUFALA
  • Brand: MO'BUFALA
  • Description: Burrata with ricotta center. Buffalo milk from Apulia
  • Selected for the buffalo milk burrata recipe with ricotta center
  • Country: Italy
  • Launch date: 06/2017

AWARD OF SAVOURY GROCERY

AWARD OF SAVOURY GROCERY

MORE THAN RICE

  • Exhibitor: PEDON S.P.A.
  • Brand: PEDON S.P.A.
  • Description: Rice grain-shaped pulses. High protein. Vegan. Gluten-free. Ready in 9 minutes.
  • Selected for the proposal of pulses shaped like grains of rice
  • Variety: Riced lentils, chickpeas and peas / Riced peas and lentils / Riced chickpeas and lentils
  • Country: Italy
  • Launch date: 07/2018

AWARD OF SWEET GROCERY

AWARD OF SWEET GROCERY

KIMCHI JAM

  • Exhibitor: MIWAMI CO., LTD
  • Brand: MIWAMI CO., LTD / LIGARO
  • Description: Jam with fermented ingredients: kimchi and soybean paste.
  • Selected for the recipe of kimchi jam and soya paste jam.
  • Variety: Kimchi and soybean paste
  • Country: Korea
  • Launch date: 03/2018

AWARD OF DELICATESSEN PRODUCTS

AWARD OF DELICATESSEN PRODUCTS

ALLIOLI A  L'AIL NOIR MORTIER 

  • Exhibitor: COMPTOIR FRANCE-ESPAGNE
  • Brand: CHOVI
  • Description: Aioli sauce with black garlic. Fresh product. Gluten-free. Colorant-free
  • Selected for the original use of black garlic
  • Country: Spain
  • Launch date: 10/2018

AWARD OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES

AWARD OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES

BEKIDS

  • Exhibitor: BETTERS INTERNATIONAL SARL
  • Brand: BETTERS INTERNATIONAL
  • Description: Freeze-dried fruit popsickle stick to-go for children. No added sugar. In a pouch with a fun design.
  • Selected for the convenient offer of freeze-dried fruits for children
  • Variety: Watermelon, mango, amazonian pineapple, banana.
  • Country: USA
  • Launch date: 11/2018

AWARD OF SEAFOOD PRODUCTS

AWARD OF SEAFOOD PRODUCTS

ESTURGEON

  • Exhibitor: SANTANDER FINE FOOD
  • Brand: EL CAPRICHO
  • Description: Sturgeon fillets with extra-virgin olive oil. Rich in Omega 3. BPA-free packaging
  • Selected for the new offer of sturgeon fillets in extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Country: Spain
  • Launch date: 03/2018

AWARD OF FROZEN PRODUCTS

AWARD OF FROZEN PRODUCTS

PESTICIDE FREE FROZEN VEGETABLES IN PAPER-BASED BAG

  • Exhibitor: ROLLI
  • Brand: INDUSTRIE ROLLI ALIMENTARI SPA 
  • Description: Frozen vegetables from ecosustainable chain in a biodegradable paper bag. Pesticide residual free. Agricultural techniques with low environmental impact on air, land and water.
  • Selected for the eco-sustainability of the production and the packaging
  • Variety: Very fine peas, very fine green beans, minestrone, sliced courgettes, cauliflower florets, spinach leaves, broccoli florets, mixed grilled vegetables, artichoke hearts, IQF spinach, grilled aubergines.
  • Country: Italy
  • Launch date: 01/2019

AWARD OF MEAT PRODUCTS

AWARD OF MEAT PRODUCTS

2 CUISSES DE LAPIN LES ELEVEURS RESPONSABLES

  • Exhibitor: LOEUL ET PIRIOT
  • Brand: LOEUL ET PIRIOT
  • Description: Rabbit cuts from responsible farms. French rabbit. Raised in large pens. Fed without GMOs. From the Bleu-Blanc-Coeur branch.
  • Selected for the quality of the product and the ethical and responsible character of the branch
  • Country: France
  • Launch date: 09/2017

AWARD OF ALTER'NATIVE FOOD

AWARD OF ALTER'NATIVE FOOD

NAMASTE WATER KEFIR

  • Exhibitor: KEFIR NAMASTE
  • Brand: PAPADOPOULOS IORDANIS / NAMASTE
  • Description: Vegan water kefir with fruits. Gluten and dairy free. 100% natural
  • Variety: Water kefir ginger flavor, water kefir peppermint flavor
  • Selected for the new proposal of water and fruit kefir
  • Country: Greece
  • Launch date: 01/2017

AWARD FOODSERVICE

AWARD FOODSERVICE

AIL NOIR DU NORD

  • Exhibitor: COMITE DE PRODUCTION NPDC
  • Brand: POTDEVIN - CARON
  • Description: Black garlic grown in northern France. 100% natural origin
  • Selected for the proposal of black garlic of French origin
  • Country: France
  • Launch date: 06/2018

AWARD OF DISTRIBUTION

AWARD OF DISTRIBUTION

NAMASTE WATER KEFIR

  • Exhibitor: KEFIR NAMASTE
  • Brand: PAPADOPOULOS IORDANIS / NAMASTE
  • Description: Vegan water kefir with fruits. Gluten and dairy free. 100% natural
  • Variety: Water kefir ginger flavor, water kefir peppermint flavor
  • Selected for the new proposal of water and fruit kefir
  • Country: Greece
  • Launch date: 01/2017

AWARD EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGIES

AWARD EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGIES

SUPER DALI

  • Exhibitor: STERIFLOW SAS
  • Application domain: Ready-meals, preserves, delicatessen products, fruit & vegetables, soft drinks, liquids, milk, dairy products, ice-cream, other
  • Description: Super Dali is a device in which the enclosed load in the autoclave is shaken approximated 45 times a minute. It is a device situated between the standard Dali (10-15 cpm) and the Shaka (150 cpm). It mixes packaged products (liquid, semi-viscious).
  • Selected for the research work done on an industrial machine. Progress made in sterilisation work to avoid over-cooking.
  • Launch date: 10/2018

AWARD OF INTERMEDIATE FOOD & INGRÉDIENT

AWARD OF INTERMEDIATE FOOD & INGRÉDIENT

OLIVE SEED FLOUR

  • Exhibitor: ELAYO
  • Brand: ELAYO
  • Description: Olive seeds flour, rich in proteins, fibers and omega 3 
  • Selected for new flour, naturally rich in proteins, fibers and omega 3, as well as for the oil products valorisation
  • Country: Spain
  • Launch date: 10/2018
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