From November 22nd until December 2nd the FI Europe 2021 takes place, online and face to face in Frankfurt, Germany. On November 29th the finalists of the FI Europe 2021 Innovation Awards and Startup for Innovation Challenge have been confirmed. Also companies from The Netherlands and even some members of IFFI received an Award.

Clean Label & Natural Innovation Award

Bunge Loders Croklaan (The Netherlands) for Karibon, a 100% shea-based cocoa butter equivalent (CBE) that combines all the processing benefits and versatility of leading CBEs with the nutritional and sustainability benefits of shea

Health Innovation Award

Bunge Loders Croklaan (The Netherlands) for NuliGo, a uniquely structured medium and long chain triglyceride that supports muscle building, maintenance and recovery, making it an ideal ingredient for sports nutrition, healthy ageing and medical foods

Plant-based Innovation Award

DSM (The Netherlands) for Delvo®️Plant, a unique portfolio of enzymes helping to improve the nutritional value of plant-based drinks, and create gluten-reduced dairy alternative varieties with optimized taste, texture and mouthfeel

DSM (The Netherlands) for Maxavor®️ Fish YE, a natural fish flavour derived from algal oil for producing authentic fish alternatives, including vegetarian fish nuggets and vegan fish sauce

You can all read all about the winners here. Following week IFFI will have some interviews with the winners, so keep an eye on our website!


What we can clearly see is that for many companies, innovation and further development continue even in the current climate, which is by no means an easy task. And the results are impressive: With their solutions, the shortlisted companies are all making an important contribution to the issues and demands that are driving the industry.  Julien Bonvallet, Brand Director Informa Markets (source FI Europe)


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