A number of Richmond companies have been nominated for the 2018 BC Food and Beverage Awards, which is organized by The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA).
Finalists were selected across eight award categories and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 21.
“[It] is BC’s Food and Beverage Oscars,” said James Donaldson, BCFPA Executive Director and CEO.
“The Awards recognize accomplishments of the food, beverage and natural health products industries, which is the largest manufacturing sector in BC, in both employment and economic input; $10.3 billion annually, surpassing forestry.”
Richmond’s Icicle Technologies, a company using cutting-edge technology to make food product management more efficient, was nominated for the Innovation Award.
Meanwhile, Ideon Packaging became one of the three finalists for Member of the Year Award. The company’s VP of Operations Mike Nunn was also nominated for the Leadership Award.
Organika Health Products Inc., a company making vitamin, supplement and functional food products, is competing for the Export Award.
This year, 26 nominees have been selected for the Product of the Year award, including Richmond companies Canterbury Coffee, Organika, Pranin Organic and Wise Bites. Each company gave a products pitch to the panel of judges in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style format.