2022 New Zealand Food Awards
Winners for the 2022 awards were announced on 13 October.
Primary Sector Award
New Zealand Food Safety sponsors this award, which is open to primary sector food and beverage products. It recognises researchers and manufacturers who have added value through the introduction of:
- new varieties, cultivars, or breeds
- new or alternative harvesting, processing, or packaging to extract or create new or innovative primary sector products.
The 2022 Primary Sector Award was given to Poaka Artisan Cured Meats for their chorizo salami.
History of the awards
New Zealand Food Safety/Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been involved with the New Zealand Food Awards for more than 17 years and has been a major sponsor of the awards since 2008. The awards are owned and organised by Massey University. Because of the COVID-19 response, Massey changed the format of the 2020 awards to the NZ Food Heroes Awards, which celebrated food business and community initiatives to look after those in need.
Previous award winners
New Zealand Food Safety’s Primary Sector Products Award – Hemp Heart, Hemp Connect
New Zealand Food Safety’s Food Safety Culture Award – Little ‘Lato
New Zealand Food Safety’s Outstanding Service Award – New World Foxton.
New Zealand Food Safety's Primary Sector Products Award – retail pouch of Wholegrain Quinoa, Kiwi Quinoa Limited
New Zealand Food Safety's Food Safety Culture Award – Picot Productions Ltd, Nelson
New Zealand Food Safety's Primary Sector Products Award – Alliance Group Ltd, Christchurch with Te Mana Lamb
MPI Food Safety Culture Award – The Pure Food Co
MPI Primary Sector Products Award – T&G Global Limited
MPI Food Safety Culture Award – Open Country Dairy Ltd
MPI Primary Sector Products Award – Spring Sheep Milk Co.
MPI New Cultivars/ Primary Producers Award – NZ Hothouse Ltd
MPI Dell Award – A Verkerk Ltd