Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Lotus Foods Receives Biodiversity Leadership Award from the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT)

It is with great pride that Lotus Foods announces its selection as winner of the 2011 Leadership Award by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) in their annual Biodiversity Award program. The award will be presented at a ceremony in Paris on November 29, as part of the Food Ingredients Europe trade show. The 2010 winners were Coop, the largest retail group in Switzerland, and Unilever, a company known for its numerous global food brands.

Rik Kutsch Lojenga, UEBT Executive Director, praised Lotus Foods in his award notification, saying, "Your initiative was highlighted as a leading approach that works towards the conservation of biodiversity, its sustainable use and the equitable sharing of benefits." More...

Consumer pressure over biodiversity in food chain growing, says UEBT

Companies that have been championing biodiversity in their supply chain were recognised at the BioDiversity Awards at the FIE trade show in Paris this week, with an ethical biotrade organisation claiming that only 39% of consumers it polled are confident that the food industry pays serious attention to ethical sourcing. More...

Proud Participant in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

In September 2008, Lotus Foods Co-founder Ken Lee was invited by the Clinton Global Initiative to serve as a panelist in a discussion about poverty alleviation with such distinguished experts as Madeline Albright and Rajiv Shah of the Gates Foundation (now in the Obama Administration). Lotus Foods also made a "Commitment to Action," a unique feature of CGI membership that translates practical goals into meaningful and measurable results. Lotus Foods' goal of introducing to the US food trade three to five SRI-grown rices by 2012 was partially met this year.

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Product Awards

  • 2012 Outstanding Diet and Lifestyle sofi™ Award, NASFT: Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice™
  • 2012 Outstanding USDA Certified Organic sofi™ Award, NASFT: Organic Volcano Rice™
  • 2011 Outstanding Classic; Finalist sofi™ Awards, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice®
  • 2009 Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain Finalist sofi™ Awards, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Organic Jade Pearl Rice™
  • 2008 Outstanding Non-Food Specialty Item Finalist, sofi™ Awards, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Stainless Steel Rice Cooker
  • 2007 Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT: Brown Kalijira Rice
  • 2004 Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Carnaroli Rice
  • 2004 Outstanding Foodservice Product Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice®
  • 2004 Outstanding Product LineFinalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice®Bhutanese Red Rice,Kalijira Rice, Brown Kalijira Rice, Carnaroli RiceOrganic Jasmine Rice,Organic Brown Jasmine Rice.
  • 2000 Best Pasta, Grain, or Cereal Finalist, Canadian Association of Specialty Foods (CASF)
  • 2000 Outstanding New Product Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice Flour
  • 1999 American Taste Institute's Certificate of Excellence
  • 1998 Outstanding New Product Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice®