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We are excited to announce the shortlist for the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023! With new innovation categories this year, the judges had a tough time selecting the shortlisted entries for each category.



In the dairy product categories, we have some outstanding contenders, including plant-based milk alternatives, strong advancements in children and infant formulas and health and sugar control innovations. In our innovation and business categories, we have some commendable entries bringing new technology into consumers’ hands and animal-free intolerance-friendly products.


The winners of The World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 will be announced in a grand ceremony in a few weeks’ time at Zenith’s Global Dairy Congress. Stay tuned for more updates and join us in celebrating the innovators and visionaries who are pushing the boundaries of dairy excellence!


 


Artisan Product

Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese – Yili professional thick milk premix Yili Group – Organic Camel Milk Powder CP-Meiji – Meiji RAY ElkeMelk – Cow specific milk


Butter/dairy spread

Land O’Lakes – Butter Balls Milkio – Grass-Fed Sheep Ghee (Clarified Butter)


Cheese

Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese – Double-layer cheese lollipops Castle MacLellan Foods – Barber’s Mature Cheddar and Chorizo Cheese Bake Yili Foodcode – popped cheese China Feihe – Feihe Zhuoran High-calcium Cheese Lolly China Feihe – Zhuoran High-calcium Cheese Lumps Meiji – Hokkaido Tokachi Rich Taste Slices


Children’s dairy product

Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese – Cheese Bomb Yeeper Dairy (Qingdao) Group – Bekari Quanyangshidai Sheep Milk Powder for Children Yeeper Dairy (Qingdao) Group – Yeeper lamb sheep milk powder for children China Feihe – Xingfeifan Zhuoyao Infant Formula Stage 1 China Feihe – ASTROBABY Children Formula Stage 4 China Feihe – AstroBaby Platinum Infant Formula (0-6 Months, Stage 1) China Feihe – ZHUORAN High-Calcium Yogurt China Feihe – ZHUORAN High-Fiber Yogurt


Dairy alternative

HiBarlee – Hazlenut Flavoured Highland Barley Drink VIETNAM DAIRY – 9 kinds of plant milk (Vinamilk Super Nut) TCI – VeCollal® Biomimetic Collagen Drink GOE Wellness – Healthfullicious’ly M’ylk Creamy Plant Based Hemp Drink NotCo – NotMilk Barista™ Daiya – Cutting Board Mexican 4 Cheeze Style Blend Shreds JÖRĐ – JÖRĐ Oat and Vanilla Drink Meiji – Choco Koka Cacao Spread


Dairy dessert/confectionery

Inner Mongolia Yijiahao Cheese – Cheese pearls jam of Yili professional dairy Arla Foods Ltd x Baileys – Baileys® Extra Thick Strawberries and Cream


Dairy drink

CP-Meiji – Milk Shake Hunt and Brew – Hunt and Brew launches Single Origin Cocoa drink, no added sugar! Arla B.O.B – Arla B.O.B Semi Skimmed Milk That Tastes Like Whole Meiji Co. – Meiji Five Star Support


Dairy protein product

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group – Satine A2 Beta-casein Organic Pure Milk Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – N-ICE Cream (Nottingham High Protein Ice Cream) Arla Protein – Arla Protein Chocolate Pudding Arla Protein – Arla Protein Salted Caramel Pudding Meiji Co. – Savas Milk Protein Yogurt


Dairy snack

Yili Foodcode – popped cheese Yasso – Vanilla Bean Poppables China Feihe – Feihe Zhuoran Cheese chocolate ball


Ice cream/frozen yogurt

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group – Xujinhuan Cheese Flavored Ice cream Arla Foods Ingredients – High protein ice cream with Nutrilac® ProteinBoost Yasso – Vanilla Bean Poppables Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Biscuits With The Boss Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Butterscotch Popcorn Meiji Co. – Dear Milk


Yogurt

Bright Dairy & Food Co. – Momchilovtsi Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group – AMBROSIAL Youqier Meiji Co. – Enhanced Nutrient Absorption Yogurt Drink


Functional dairy

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group – Zhennong High Calcium Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group – ShuHua AnTangJian Sugar Control Lactose-Free milk China Feihe – AIBEN bovine colostrum Milk Powder China Feihe – Aiben Lactoferrin Formula Milk Powder Meiji Co. – Fat Fighting MI-2 Yogurt Meiji Co. – Probio Yogurt R-1 (iron and vitamin C fortified) Meiji Co. – Meiji Meibalance with Fermented Dairy


Dairy alternative Innovation

JULIENNE BRUNO® – BURRELLA® GOE Wellness – Healthfullicious’ly M’ylk Creamy Plant Based Hemp Drink TCI Co. – Flounder Collagen Bone & Muscle Support Drink DSM – Plant Power Oat life’s®OMEGA VIETNAM DAIRY – 9 kinds of plant milk – Vinamilk Super Nut Tetra Pak – Whole Soya Næra™ Icelandic Snacks – Vegan Oat Skyr Bites Imagindairy – Unimaginable dairy without the cows by precision fermentation


Intolerance-friendly Innovation

New Culture – Animal-free dairy cheese MEILU BIOTECH – AusNuotore Qingyue Young Children Goat Formula Milk Powder GOE Wellness – Healthfullicious’ly M’ylk Creamy Plant Based Hemp Drink CP-Meiji Co. – Lactose Free Dairy Milk with Malt


Manufacturing/technology innovation

Arla Foods Ingredients – Refreshing Fermented Protein Drinks DSM – AI-powered Culture Co-Creation Platform Junlebao Dairy Group Co. – Junlebao® Kefir® K-10 TCI Co. – Flounder Collagen Bone & Muscle Support Drink Junlebao Dairy Group Co. – Junlebao® Chewing Bar Cereal Yogurt China Feihe – Low-temperature preparation of lactoferrin and its intelligent control ElkeMelk – ElkeMelk


Cell-based innovation

New Culture – Animal-free dairy cheese Imagindairy – Unimaginable dairy without the cows by precision fermentation


Marketing campaign

Hunt and Brew – Hunt and Brew shows us that the hunt for the perfect coffee is an animal instinct Arla Foods Ingredients – Refreshing Fermented Protein Drinks with a novel healthy twist Les Producteurs de lait du Québec – On élève la barre (Raising the bar) Dairy Farmers of Canada – Meet Daisy and her Mini-Games Dairy Farmers of Canada – Net-Zero by 2050 – We’re In Saputo Dairy USA – Frigo Cheese Heads Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. – AMBROSIAL Environmental Protection marketing campaign ElkeMelk – Cow specific milk


New/start-up business

New Culture – Animal-free dairy cheese ElkeMelk – Cow specific milk Imagindairy – Unimaginable dairy without the cows by precision fermentation


Packaging design

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. – Satine No Printing No Ink Environmentally friendly Edition Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. – Satine PRO UF Milk Limited Edition of Blue and White Porcelain Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. – Satine Limit pasture · Hulunbuir Organic Pure Milk Fromagerie Milleret & Amcor – Le Brie Baron


CSR/sustainability initiative

Joyday – Public Welfare in 2022 Dairy Farmers of Canada – Net-Zero by 2050, We’re In Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. – Satine A2 Beta-casein Organic Pure Milk Arla Foods – Sustainability Incentive Model Meiji Co. – Sustainability Division Meiji-Ajinomoto Carbon Footprint Plan with Farmers Tetra Pak – Fibre-based barrier


 


About the World Dairy Innovation Awards

The World Dairy Innovation Awards, in association with Zenith Global, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the international dairy industry. Now in their 16th year, these awards are a fantastic way for you to enhance the promotion of your dairy brand and to ensure it gains global recognition.


For more information about our selection of awards programmes, please visit foodbevawards.com or email awards@foodbev.com.

World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023: Shortlist announcement

Daniel Bunt

8 June 2023

World Dairy Innovation Awards 2023: Shortlist announcement

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