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Food producers, Pangkarra Foods received recognition amongst the finest producers in South Australia at the 2016 delicious. Produce Awards, where their Pangkarra Chickpeas (cooked) was awarded as a State Winner.


The 2016 delicious. Produce Awards in partnership with Miele saw a new approach to the Awards’ nomination process with the country’s top chefs and restaurateurs asked to nominate the passionate producers they work so closely with.


Last week’s announcement of the 2016 State Winners is the result of the delicious. Produce Awards State Judges meeting to taste their way through the crop of nominees in the Earth, Dairy, Paddock and Sea categories. The delicious. Produce Awards Judging Panel consists of 39 Australian food leaders who all dedicate their time to support Australian producers and drive innovation in the industry


The Pangkarra Chickpeas were State Winners in the category, from the Earth.


“Australia’s produce, producers and chefs are globally renowned for excellence. Opening nominations in 2016 exclusively to the country’s leading industry experts has meant the calibre of entries this year is unprecedented in terms of quality and innovation, including some really exciting new producers we haven’t seen on the Produce Awards stage before,” said delicious. Editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum.


Katherine Maitland, Manager for Pangkarra Foods, said the award recognises not only the best in the state, but also the best in the country.


“It is an honour to be rewarded for such excellence amongst peers and respected producers- many of whom are the best in Australia,” she said.


“The Pangkarra Chickpeas have been an 18 month project from the research and development phase to shelf ready. We have worked with our manufacturers, Prestige Foods International, who have been amazing throughout this journey, getting the product from paddock to plate. We couldn’t be happier with the result.   


“We have received invaluable feedback from industry experts, and we are very proud of the product,” she said.


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