FRANKFURT, Germany, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The finalists have been announced for the 26th edition of the Food ingredients Europe Excellence Awards Programme. The Fi Europe Excellence Awards coincides with the show and recognises major innovations in the food ingredients industry, across 8 categories. The Fi Europe Excellence Awards 2013 recognises professionals and companies for their ability to demonstrate and stimulate innovation and for their contribution to the food and beverage industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/629764-a ) The winners will be announced on 19 November 2013, during the FiE Excellence Awards ceremony, taking place at 18h00. We are proud to announce the 2013 Nominees: Bakery Innovation of the Year Advanta - Nutrisun High Stearic, High Oleic Sunflower Oil AIT Ingredients - VitalGlucan H+ ROQUETTE - Roquette Microalgae High Lipid Algal Flour Beverage Innovation of the Year DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd - OatWell Smoothie Handary S.A. - White NisinA Tate & Lyle - PROMITOR® Soluble Gluco Fibre Confectionery Innovation of the Year AarhusKarlshamn - AAK - CHOCOFILL NH 110 Barry Callebaut - The Cocoart Collection IOI-Loders Croklaan - CristalGreen® Dairy Innovation of the Year AAK - Akomix LS 25 AVEBE - ETENIA QS Chr. Hansen - SaltLite Chr. Hansen A/S - FreshQ® cultures Savoury/Meat Innovation of the Year Chr. Hansen - Safepro ImPorous DSM Food Specialities - MaxiPro HSP Ingredion UK Limited - NOVATION Endura? 0100 SETALG (ROULLIER Group) - AlgySalt Snacks/On-The-Go Innovation of the Year Kalsec Europe Ltd - Kalsec® Szechuan Pepper Extracts Lyckeby Culinar AB - Culinar STAR Novozymes A/S - Novozymes Acrylaway® HighT Sustainability Initiative of the YearCargill - Cocoa Promise Pure Circle - PureCircle stevia sustainability initiative Symrise AG - simply vanilla(R) - Symrise Sustainable Vanilla These nominees have been selected because they provide the industry with solutions to specific industry needs and are leading the industry in innovation. Therefore, it is imperative that the nominees demonstrate high-level products that create a positive drive in innovation and change across the food industry globally.