Scoop: Entries for this year’s New Zealand Food Awards have now closed, with a record number of entries for new products vying to be the best of the best in New Zealand’s food and beverage industry.

A broad range of entrants, including niche operators, large-scale food and beverage manufacturers, primary food producers, food service providers and ingredient supply companies, will compete to take out the top spot in a number of award categories. The categories for this year’s competition have been refreshed and include the new Food Safety Culture Award, which has proven popular with entrants, the Artisan Award and the Export Innovation Award, as well as the ultimate accolade of the Massey University Supreme Award.

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