Roquette's Microalgae High Lipid Algal Flour Wins Most Innovative Food Ingredient at the 2013 Fi Europe Excellence Awards

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Roquette's innovative new Microalgae High Lipid Algal Flour has been recognised as the most innovative food ingredient of 2013. Successfully reducing fat and replacing eggs while providing sustainability, health, functionality and cost benefits to producers and consumers alike. Roquette also took the award for 'Bakery Innovation of the Year', along with the overall award, the prestigious 'Most Innovative Food Ingredient Award'. The Fi Europe Excellence Awards were held on Tuesday 19 November 2013, at the end of the first day of Food ingredients Europe, the world's leading food and beverage event. These awards recognise excellence and innovation for solutions in food ingredients in 7 categories.

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Being a winner in each category endorses the exemplary work and contribution to the industry and are as follows.

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

Chairman of judging panel, Peter Wennstrom, commented that: '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.'

The awards were judged by a leading panel of industry experts who evaluated the entries on their ability to demonstrate and drive innovation.

The judging panel is as follows:

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

Anita Scholte, Manager - Concept Management, Albert Heijn

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, Global Head of Ingredients Research, Euromonitor

Ian Gordon, Giract Chairman, Giract Sarl

Luis Fernandez, Senior Vice President Global Applications, Tate and Lyle

Elodie Lebastard, Food Law Manager, EAS

Erika Smith, Sr. Principal Scientist, General Mills

About Fi ingredients Global - the trusted route to market since 1986

Food ingredients was launched in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1986. Its portfolio of live events, publications, extensive data, digital solutions and high-level conferences, are now established throughout the world and provide regional and global platforms for all stakeholders, in the food ingredients industry. Over 500,000 people have attended our shows over the years with billions of Euros worth of business created, as a result. With over 25 years of excellence, our events, digital solutions and supporting products, deliver a proven route to market, with a truly global audience. For more information about the Food ingredients Portfolio please visit: http://www.fi-europe.eu/PRregister

About the Organiser

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as Fi, NuW, MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors. UBM Live is a division of United Business Media (LSE: UBM.L, http://www.ubm.com), a leading global B2B media provider with 6,500 staff in 40 countries. Incorporated in 1918 as United Newspapers Limited, we live by the motto: "We explore, we exceed, you excel."

For more information about UBM Live, please visit: http://www.ubm.com

Website: http://www.fi-europe.eu/PRregister

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