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September 18, 2019

52 North Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year

Announcing The 2019 BC Food & Beverage Award Winners

Presented by BC Food & Beverage (formerly the BC Food Processors Association)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 - The BC Food & Beverage is excited to announce the 2019 BC Food & Beverage Award Winners, handed out at the Gala Dinner, September 17th at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver.

The award winners are as follows:

2019 BC Food & Beverage Products of the Year:

Gold: Lita’s Mexican Foods - Tinga Taco Meal Kit - Jackie Thomas & Argelio Santos

Silver: Moonshine Mama’s Kitchens Ltd. - Tumeric Elixir - Melinda Divers

Bronze: FATSO Peanut Butter - Crunchy Salted Caramel - Jill Van Gyn

Most Innovative Product of the Year: 52° North - Natural Birch Sap - Sarah Wall

The 2019 Product of the Year winners were selected by a panel of expert judges including Mijune Pak, Top Chef Canada, Ken Clark, Overwaitea Food Group, Danny Marcowicz, Executive Chef, White Spot Canada, Daryle Nagata, Premium Brands Holdings, Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail and Ryan Moreno, Joseph Richard Group.

9 other awards were also handed out at the Gala Dinner:

Sustainability Award: Farafena

Export Award: Organika Health Products

Innovation Award: SmartSweets

Leadership Award: Craig Ogilvie, ConAgra Foods Canada

Rising Star: Dionne Laslo-Baker, DeeBee’s Organics

People First: Ewos Canada Ltd.

Hall of Fame: 7 Seas Seafood

Member of the Year, Processor: Quesava

Member of the Year, Associate: FASKEN

BC Food & Beverage congratulates all the nominees, finalists and winners. ‘This year we were blown away at both the quantity and quality of the nominations in what was the most competitive field I’ve seen for the awards in every category’ said James Donaldson, CEO of BC Food & Beverage. ‘The winners were all very deserving but had to overcome very tough competition – the panel of judges certainly had their work cut out for them!’

ABOUT BC Food & Beverage: (formerly the BC Food Processors Association) was founded in 2004 to support the food, beverage and natural health product industry, and provide a voice, advocacy, education, awareness, networking opportunities, and peer groups to help food companies grow their business. Check out last year’s Award winners here: https://www.bcfpa.ca/awards.