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2017 Australian Food Awards Trophy Winners

Australia’s finest food producers have been awarded Champion Trophies at the 2017 Australian Food Awards (AFA) presentation dinner.

The annual dinner conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) bestowed 14 Champion Trophies to 11 of the best food producers nationwide. The AFA program prides itself on the recognition and celebration of outstanding food produced across the country.

RASV CEO, Mark O’Sullivan, said that this year’s AFA winners were no exception to the home-grown excellence seen in previous years.

“It is extremely important for Australians to not only know and see where their food comes from, but to also be proud and celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Australian growers and producers, who create phenomenal produce day in and day out.

“RASV is committed to creating valuable opportunities for producers through AFA, with benchmarking of products, invaluable judging feedback and market differentiation that comes with AFA’s seal of excellence for medal winners.

“We congratulate all of the 2017 medal and trophy winners and thank our esteemed panel of judges for their contribution to this year’s awards,” said Mr O’Sullivan.

The prestigious Champion Australian Product/Produce was awarded to Tasmanian producer Australian Honey Products for its Sheffield Honey Farm Leatherwood, which also won the overall Champion Pantry Goods Trophy.

Apollo Bay’s very own Dooley’s Ice Cream also took home two awards, winning the Champion Dairy Trophy for its unparalleled Passionfruit Ice Cream and for the second year running, the Champion Medium Producer Trophy.

The Champion Small Producer Trophy was awarded to Enigma Fine Chocolates from the Australian Capital Territory and Victorian producer Bertocchi Smallgoods took home the trophy for Champion Large Producer.

Two producers tied for the Champion Australian Organic Product, with trophies awarded to both Bundarra Berkshires, New South Wales, for its Free-Range Pork Rack and Zeally Bay Sourdough, Victoria, for its Organic Spelt, Buckwheat & Polenta Loaf.

RASV also awarded 20 Consistency of Excellence awards to producers whose products have won an AFA gold medal for three years in a row, with an impressive 12 awarded to Dooley’s Ice Cream for its ice cream and gelato.

For more information on AFA, please visit http://food.rasv.com.au