inkREADible are no strangers to awards and regularly, sponsor, attend and often proudly print the awards labels themselves. This is also true for the 2018 FreeFrom Food Awards.
What are the FreeFrom Food Awards?
The FreeFrom Food Awards is the UK's only industry awards for freefrom food. They were started in 2008 by FoodsMatter and FreeFrom Foods Matter to encourage innovation and celebrate excellence in the freefrom food industry. The awards are entirely independent, supported by sponsorship and entry fees only.
How did the FreeForm Awards Start?
The awards director Michelle Berriedale-Johnson has been involved with food sensitivity for nearly 30 years, ever since her family were diagnosed with milk intolerance.
Since then she has manufactured 'freefrom' food, run a magazine about food sensitivity for both health professionals and patients, written a number of books on food allergy/intolerance, devised over 1,000 'freefrom' recipes and now edits the FreeFromMatters family of websites, a major online resource for food allergy, intolerance and sensitivity.
Awards Co-ordinator, Cressida Langlands, joined the Foods Matter family in 2008, and ran the Foods Matter magazine’s subscriptions department until the magazine was finally put to bed in 2010, and FoodsMatter became a series of websites.
Sponsoring Awards 2018
The freeform sector is rapidly growing in the food industry and many companies are sponsoring the awards to help raise their profile with the people who actively look for freefrom products. Companies such as Tesco, FODMAP Friendly, Food Matters Live and Asda have already selected their sponsorship categories.
How to Enter the Awards
To qualify for entry to the FreeFrom Food Awards, all entries must be free of at least one of the main major allergens – wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, soya, sulphites etc.
- All entries must be available nationwide either in retail or by mail order by the 1st March 2018.
- All entries submitted for judging must be products on sale to the public and not pre-production samples.
Entrance to the Awards is now open, to find out more about how to enter, click here.
The awards entry closes at midnight on Sunday 3rd December 2017 and the awards ceremony will be held on the 17th April 2018. We have already put the date in our diary and wish every entrant the best of luck and hope to be supplying them their FreeFrom Food Award labels soon!