The SOFHT Awards recognises and celebrates the excellence within the food industry and its associated industries. The Awards were judged by a panel of experienced food industry professionals from the Society’s membership. The winners were announced at the industry’s Awards Ceremony on Thursday 18th November 2021.
Awards Winners Announced
Best New Product/Service
Sponsored by Tate & Lyle Sugars
This broad category covers any aspect of food, service or equipment, and is designed to enable any company in the food industry, or supplying/servicing the food industry, to participate. The Society wishes to receive nominations for a product, service or item of equipment that has delivered an innovative product, and/or approach, and/or system to the industry. The product should be identifiably different to any existing product in its category or area of activity, providing a new experience and/or additional benefits to existing and/or new customers. The product must be readily available in the market and have proven performance with endorsements from at least two food industry customers.
NSF Discussion Forum
Cultro Ltd – FastWall
STS – STS Technical Food Safety Standard
Sponsored by Christeyn’s Food Hygiene
This category is designed to find a person who is currently active in the food industry, and who is providing exceptional training/ technical service and expertise. The Society wishes to receive nominations for people who provide their service and expertise in a manner that is over and above the expected standard or contracted service levels.
Percipio Training Ltd
Company of the Year
Sponsored by 3M Food Safety
This category is for companies that have markedly and consistently produced an outstanding performance in their area/sector over the year, and demonstrated one or more of the following: a marked, measurable and consistent improvement in standards over the year; successfully launched an exciting and/or novel range of new products or service (food, service equipment etc); successfully launched an exciting and/or novel range of packaging.
Christeyn’s Food Hygiene
Best Training Company
Sponsored by Rokill Ltd
This category recognises companies that provide outstanding service to the food industry, whether or not this includes formal qualifications or to established standards. Nominated companies should:
- Provide a consistently high calibre of training; and/or
- Introduce a novel training system or approach for training.
The award will be made to a company considered to be performing over and above the established levels, and that is demonstrably improving training provisions for the food industry.
Sponsored by ISS Facility M
Auditing of companies has increased across the industry to raise the levels of compliance with food hygiene and other standards in the food supply chain management.
This category will recognise the auditor who has best demonstrated continued excellence in their field of operation in terms of knowledge, objectivity and pragmatism in their audit skills, whilst ensuring ongoing conformance with recognised audit standards. The category is open to auditors from any discipline.
Paul Macintyre, Sylvia Anderson
Best Food Technologist
Sponsored by Ashbury Labelling
The Society recognises that the food industry is supported by exceptional people in a range of roles who work to provide safe food, produced in hygienic conditions. These may include, technical managers, quality managers, NPD, hygiene operatives, company microbiologists, packaging technologists and consultants. This category is to recognise those people for an outstanding or significant contribution in their particular field of work. The Society wishes to receive nominations for people who have used their skills to improve, protect or develop safer clean food products in any part of the food supply chain.
Jordan Wright, NT Assure
The Dorothy Cullinane Awards
For the Most Significant Contribution
This special award, presented exclusively by SOFHT Council, is for a company or person that has made an outstanding contribution to the food industry, with particular emphasis on food safety and/or food hygiene and/or food technology.