A WORD FROM ISABELLE MARQUIS, PRESIDENT OF THE SIAL INNOVATION CANADIAN JURY :
While food innovation can take on many different faces and aspects of products, the 2022 contestants reminded us that an innovation doesn't have to be very complicated to allow a product to stand out and influence the competitive landscape. Three key themes are strongly represented among this year’s selected products: sustainability, pleasure and convenience. Sustainability is really no surprise: this trend is growing rapidly and will certainly continue to be at the heart of the food industry's work for many years to come, since there is so much to do. On the pleasure side, we must underline the creativity of many manufacturers in reworking classics so that the pleasure of consuming these products is renewed, or even completely revisited. Also, the pandemic has left its mark through a number of ready-to-cook products with healthy attributes. Finally, beyond the ingredients and recipes, the manufacturing process plays an important role this year for several of the selected innovations. Here are our 10 finalists for SIAL Innovation 2022!