Rich Products, Müller and ABP are among AMDEC finalists


This year turned out to be a banner year for registrations to the Food manufacturingAward of Excellence (FMEA) 2022, with figures clearly increasing compared to this year. Given the disruption the industry was facing, the consequences of Brexit and the impact of the pandemic on staff and driver shortages, this is an impressive achievement for the industry.

Each category of food and drink, from ambience and bakery to meat, poultry and seafood and plant-based, was represented by individuals and companies. The judges confirmed that reading the accomplishments of potential winners in such a difficult market was extremely inspiring and encouraging.

Geoff Eaton, President of New England Seafood International, Executive Chairman of Butcher’s Pet Care and President of the FMEA Judges said: “I was encouraged by the number and quality of entries for this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.


In a year of so many challenges, it is great to see the progress and initiative of our colleagues in the food industry in all aspects of performance.

“Innovation, sustainability and health were key themes that were picked up in many applications. The focus on people and in particular on the contribution of young apprentices and future talented candidates shows a great commitment to the long-term well-being of our industry. “

The winners will be announced during a lavish one-on-one dinner on February 10, 2022 at London’s Hilton Bankside in Great Suffolk Street, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Tate Modern, Globe Theater and Borough Market. The event will start at 7 p.m. Save the date and start book your tables and tickets now for an unprecedented networking opportunity.

Finalists for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2022

Main categories

Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Condiment
  • Nim Fruit

Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Around noon Bakery
  • Dina Foods
  • Modern Baker
  • Rich products

Chilled, Fresh and Dairy Food Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Addo Food Group
  • Charlie Bigham’s
  • Mash Direct
  • Muller Telford

Free Manufacturing Company of the Year

Price announced during the night

Frozen Food Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Iceland Manufacturing
  • The Ice Company

Ingredient Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Congratulations to the mixes
  • Nim Fruit Chips

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • ABP
  • Dunbia
  • Moy Park
  • UK pilgrim

Herbal Manufacturing Company of the Year

  • Lynn’s Country Foods / Finnebrogue
  • One Planet Pizza
  • Winterbotham darby

Industry initiative

Export price

  • Kendal Nutricare
  • Symington’s
  • Taylors from Harrogate

Service Provider Partnership Award

  • Earth Foundation
  • Princes

Training prices

  • Iceland Manufacturing
  • Muller Telford
  • Princes

Sustainability Award

  • Albert Bartlett & Son
  • Cranswick
  • Kendal Nutricare
  • UK pilgrim

People price

Apprentice of the year

  • George Fenn, Hovis
  • Catherine Rose, Mondelez
  • Megan Afford, Moy Park
  • Samah Rafiq, Coca Cola Europacific Partners
  • Victoria Gonzales, Hovis

Future talent award

  • James Bell, Weetabix Food Company
  • Katie Barwise, Carr Flourmills
  • Rebecca Clancy, Icelandic made

Site Team of the Year

  • Cranswick Country Foods Poultry – Expedition Team
  • Dalehead Foods
  • Lynn’s Country Foods / Finnebrogue

If you were on the shortlist and want to tweet about it, please use #foodmanawards.

Main Category Prize Winners are also eligible to win the Global Prize Food manufacturingCompany of the Year Award. The recipient will be announced on February 10 and a special judges’ award will also be presented in the evening. The big winner for 2021 was meat processor Cranswick. Full list of 2021 winners revealed at an online ceremony on February 11.

Food manufacturingWould like to thank all the sponsors and supporters of the 2022 awards for their support.

“Exceptional number of entries”

Judge Caroline Milton, Head of Manufacturing at Menzies, which is the main sponsor of FMEA 2022, said: “This year has seen an exceptional number of FMEA participants and the quality of submissions has been remarkable.

“In any given year, the level of effort put into these submissions and the demonstration of such a laudable range of activities is impressive. However, for these companies, having overcome the challenges of Brexit and COVID is extraordinary, not to mention dealing with the current challenges around logistics and supply chain management.

“Being part of the jury was an honor, which allowed me to better understand the sector. I look forward to the prices. “


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