The Nominees for the 2013 SIAL Innovation Grand Prize


The jury for the SIAL Innovation Awards announces the nominees for the most innovative new product of 2013 in the food and beverage industry.

In anticipation of SIAL Canada 2013, the SIAL grand jury is officially unveiling the 10 finalists for the 2013 SIAL Innovation Grand Prize.

From gluten-free pastries to potato chips with medicinal benefits–the products created by the 2013 nominees are breaking new ground in the industry and pioneering future food and beverage trends.

This year, for the first time at SIAL, visitors will have the chance to meet the nominees and experience their innovative new products first-hand before the grand prize winner is announced.

So without further ado, here’s a shortlist of the Canadian nominees:

Go Pure snack bars
At only 100 calories, these cereal bars satisfy hunger while keeping calorie counting in check and providing a full serving of fruit. Two birds, one breakfast bar. Innovations: recipe and ingredients.

Gingras Apple Vinegar
Sold in sophisticated bottles, this apple cider vinegar is oak barrel-aged for a sophisticated flavour. Innovations: recipe, ingredients and processing.

Gluten-Free Organic Italian Sausages
There�s no need to hold the meat. These gluten-free pork sausages come with ethical, organic, and ecological guarantees. Innovations: recipe, ingredients, packaging, and processing.

Smoked Atlantic Salmon PA?tA�
Available frozen and in individual portions, this salmon pA?tA� is tasty, easy to eat and offers seafood lovers a new way to indulge their palate. Innovations: recipe and ingredients.

Dufflet Gluten-Free Pastries
Gluten-free and handmade with natural ingredients, the Dufflet line of cakes will please people with a sweet tooth, as well as those with food allergies. Innovations: recipe and ingredients.

The members of the 2013 jury met on Tuesday, March 26th, to select the nominees at the Montreal premises of SIAL partner BSA IngrA�dients Alimentaires Secs. Here are the industry professionals that make up our jury:

  1. A�Peter Henderson, founder of Ideovation;
  2. Lyne Gosselin, president of Edikom (including L’actualitA� Alimentaire and LE must, the GAA?A Awards, and the DUX program);
  3. Wendy Rivera, commercial counselor at the Consulate of Honduras in Montreal;
  4. Isabelle Marquis, food marketing specialist;
  5. Simon Tousignant, nutrition lecturer at Ontario’s University of Guelph;
  6. Daniel BarriA?re, corporate chef at BSA.

About SIAL Canada

SIAL Canada and SET Canada are an integral part of the SIAL Group�the leading global network of shows dedicated to the food industry�which has a presence on 4 continents (Paris, Montreal/Toronto, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, and Abu Dhabi) and brings together 7,500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors from 200 countries.

Established in 2001, SIAL Canada is the fruit of three agencies’ labour, all of whom are shareholders in the event: the ADAQ (Association des dA�taillants en alimentation du QuA�bec), the Agri-Food Export Group Quebec-Canada, and Comexposium (owner of the SIAL shows and a subsidiary of the Unibail Group).

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