Tasman Bay Food Group featured in the New Zealand Food Awards for the second consecutive year, winning the Rabobank Business Innovation Award and NZTE Export Innovation Award.
The winners were announced at the New Zealand Food Awards at a gala dinner at the Auckland Town Hall on Thursday night. Judges had to evaluate a total of 150 products from 79 food and beverage producers ranging from niche operators to large scale producers.
Tasman Bay Food Group’s Juicies Tropical Flavour was one of 13 products that won an award receiving the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Innovation Award. The Brightwater-based company also won the Rabobank Business Innovation Award – last year Tasman Food Group won the Frozen Award for their Juicies Tube range.
Waikato’s Magills Butchery proved the ultimate champion, claiming the accolade of the Massey University Supreme Award, with its Magills Slow-Cooked Pulled Hereford Beef.