Food firm feasts on top award

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A COMPANY is celebrating sweet success after scooping a national food award.

Moguntia Food Ingredients, in Hetton, has been named the UK’s Best Small Company of the Year in one of the industry’s top competitions.

The business, which makes bespoke seasonings and spice blends, was crowned winner of the prestigious award at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2011, which are run by Food Manufacture magazine.

Its achievements were recognised in front of more than 400 industry guests at a gala awards ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank.

Operations director Marc Jordens was presented with the award by comedian Hugh Dennis and David Woodward, director of award sponsor Silverstone Search & Selection.

The evening saw prizes were awarded in 10 categories, from best ambient and general groceries to best seafood supplier.