Sprout Organic Wins World Food Innovation Award for Best Children’s Product

Gold Coast, QLD (March 25, 2022) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), The Queensland company behind the world’s first organic plant-based infant formula has been awarded with the World Food Innovation Award for ‘Best Children’s Product’ during a special ceremony in association with International Food and Drink Event in the UK. The judging panel considered 272 entries from 22 countries across 25 categories.

The demand for plant-based options in infant formula has remained unfulfilled for decades, with soy (a common allergen) being the only choice which is not recommended for infants under 6 months. Sprout Organic’s infant formula has come on the back of seven years of development and rigorous sourcing of high quality organic ingredients. 

Manufacturing such a product in Australia has been a challenge. Australian infant nutrition standards are extremely high, in addition to being the only country in the world that places legal limits on certain undesired elements. This creates an environment that is highly restrictive in sourcing, but very beneficial to the end product. 

“We’re incredibly honoured to receive this award,” said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "It’s a true validation of the last seven years of hard work in developing such a needed product, and we are so pleased to be able to provide parents across the world with this choice."

FoodBev Media Marketing Executive, Jonathan McGowan, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the eight annual World Food Innovation Awards, this year in association with the International Food & Drink Event.” 

“This year’s awards really showcase some of the most exciting new products and developments of the year and we want to say a huge congratulations to Sprout Organic for being successfully crowned as the winner of Best Children’s Product!”

Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424

Images: https://bit.ly/SproutOrganicMedia

Interview with Sel Berdie, Sprout founder and former Gold Coast Titans player available on request.



About the World Food Innovation Awards

The World Food Innovation Awards, in association with IFE, are a celebration of innovation and excellence across every category of the global food industry. Being successfully shortlisted provides a hallmark of success that will prevail long after the awards ceremony and highlights the great innovations companies contribute to the food industry.

About Sprout Organic

Sprout Organic is an Australian children's nutrition company which creates organic, plant-based infant formula, and healthy plant-based snacks for kids. Its mission is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food science experts, in June 2021 Sprout launched its highly anticipated flagship product: a plant-based and organic infant formula, disrupting a 120 year old industry that has seen little to no innovation.


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