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Scottish salmon smoker short-listed for two awards. Scottish salmon smoker and fish processor Sutherland’s of Portsoy has been nominated for two awards in the FDF Awards 2022, which celebrate exceptional talent, excellence and innovation in the industry, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced.

Sutherland of Portsoy has been short-listed for Product Innovation for their Coffee Smoked, and Sustainable Packaging Initiative for their QuadFresH.

This year’s nominees, chosen by an esteemed panel of judges, range from emerging SMEs to companies pursuing ground-breaking initiatives and a range of committed and exceptional industry employees.

Hosted by celebrity restaurant critic Jay Rayner, the winners will be announced on Thursday 15 September 2022 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drink Federation Scotland, David Thomson said:

“I am delighted to see iconic Scottish food and drink brands shortlisted for these important awards.

“Small business Sutherlands of Portsoy is finding innovative ways to become more sustainable such as using coffee waste to smoke their salmon and looking at different packaging options for their products.”

“This shows the ambition of Scotland’s food and drink businesses and the fact we punch well above our weight for such a small nation. I wish these businesses all the best on the night!”

Chief Executive of the Food and Drink Federation, Karen Betts OBE said:

“This year’s awards bring together over 200 nominees across 19 categories, showcasing the very best of our industry. The judges had an invidious task in choosing winners from an extremely strong field – from companies driving new sustainability initiatives to championing employee wellbeing, as well as embracing new technologies and supporting cutting-edge skills development in their teams.

“The food and drink sector is based within communities right across the UK’s nations and regions, and these awards really demonstrate how our great companies continue to bring great products to consumers in challenging times. Good luck to all the brilliant nominees!”