Aliko Dangote, Cocacola, First Bank, Guinness, others shine at The Nigeria Food Industry Awards

 It was a night of honour, recognition ,and reward for outstanding food brands and exceptional individuals who got rewarded for their continious creation of excellent products and delivery of splendid services in safeguarding the health of Nigerians.The event which held at The Golden Tulip Hotel, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos had winners drawn from different categories.Awards were in fourteen different categories ranging from the Milk of the year, Beef sausage roll of the year, Soft drink of the year,Noodle of the year, Alcoholic drink of the year, Beverage drink of the year.There was also awards for food industry state of the year , food industry bank of the year , and outstanding contribution award.

The event which was themed around food safety had a keynote speech address presented by Mr Oluwaseyi Adeyemo, publisher Inside Watch Africa magazine. In his presentation , Adeyemo appreciated the efforts of the organisers of the award for daring to pioneer an initiative like this, and the entreated the guests to
strive for food safety consciousness and ,push for optimum service delivery in the Nigeria food industry. The night was also spiced up by performances from Gt d Guitarman, comedy skits from Laff-up who was the event compeer, which further added glamour to this black tie event.

The winners were then announced across categories with Peak milk winning in the milk of the year award, Sweet sensations winning in the fast food outlet of the year award, and First bank clinching the award for the food industry bank of the year.Alhaji Aliko Dangote also won the award for his outstanding contributions in the Nigeria food industry .’In Nigeria today , there are a variety of food brands with irregular quality of foods and services.Profit making is surpassing the passion for good quality and world class standards.The Nigeria food industry awards is a national transformation initiative geared towards safeguarding the health of
Nigerians, and also to improve food quality in Nigeria’ says Olulade Omoniyi who is the awards

Check out the winners for 2011 NFIA awards

Milk of the year – Peak Milk

Beef Sausage roll of the year – Gala Beef Sausage Roll

Soft drink of the year – Coca Cola

Alcoholic drink of the year – Guinness Stout

Malt drink of the year – Malta Guinness

Packaged water of the year – Eva Premium Table Water

Beverage drink of the year – Milo Food Drink

Food Seasoning of the year – Knorr Cubes

Fruit juice of the year – Frutta Juice

Noodles of the year – Indomie Noodles

Fast Food Outlet of the year – Sweet Sensation

Special Award Winners

Food Industry State of the year – Lagos State

Food Industry Bank of the year – First Bank Nigeria Plc

Outstanding Contribution Award – Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Chairman, Dangote Group of Companies)

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