Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Caryl Levine, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, was selected to the Real Leaders 100 Women in Impact, which recognizes 100 women who are leading the way towards a brighter future.


Co-Founders/Co-CEOs, Ken Lee and Caryl Levine, named MO 100 Top Impact CEOs by Big Path Capital

    • Organic Basmati qualified for Regenerative Organic Certification™ (ROC™) Silver
    • Organic Basmati Rice was a NEXTY finalist "Best New Organic Food category" (Spark Change)

  • Fresh Market selected Lotus Foods as the “Best Mission-Driven Company”


    • Organic Rice Ramen Soup Cups NEXTY Award “Best Supply Chain Partnership Represented" (Natural Products Expo West)
    • Two Specialty Food Association sofi™ Awards - Gold for Organic Dehraduni Basmati Rice; Silver for Organic Forbidden® Pad Thai Rice Noodles
  • Ecovia Intelligence selected Lotus Foods as runner up for the Sustainable Pioneer Award (Sustainable Food Summit)


    • Received the inaugural National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Award for Outstanding Value Chain Engagement
  • Awarded for Environmental Stewardship at the Whole Foods Market Supplier Awards, for implementing More Crop Per Drop® (SRI) and B Corp certification


    • Ken Lee, co-founder/co-owner of Lotus Foods, received the Specialty Foods Association Leadership Award for Citizenship (Winter Fancy Food Show)
    • Lotus Foods together with REBBL received the first NEXTY Gold Award for “...upholding industry values and epitomizing what it means to have integrity, innovation and inspiration"
    • Conscious Company Media selected co-founders Ken Lee and Caryl Levine to receive their first ever Leadership for Global Impact Award, recognizing leaders using the power of business as a force for positive change
    • The Global Sourcing Council (GSC) named Lotus Foods 2nd place in the category of Social Impact via Technology Innovation
    • Organic Rice Delight was a NEXTY finalist "Best New Sweet Snack" (Expo East)
    • Organic Dehraduni Basmati Rice was a NEXTY finalist "Best New Mission-Based Product" (Expo East)
  • Organic Red Rice was the winner of a NEXTY Award "Best New Organic Food" (Expo East)


    Millet & Brown Rice Ramen sofi™ Award "Outstanding Vegan or Gluten-Free product" (NASFT)


    "Caryl Levine, co-founder/co-owner of Lotus Foods, was presented with the Specialty Foods Association Leadership Award for Vision at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show. "

    • Forbidden Rice® sofi™ Award "Outstanding Classic Product" (NASFT)

  • Outstanding USDA-certified Organic Product sofi™ Award, NASFT: Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice™


    Outstanding Diet and Lifestyle sofi™ Award, NASFT: Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice™


    • Outstanding USDA Certified Organic sofi™ Award, NASFT: Organic Volcano Rice™
  • "Outstanding Classic; Finalist sofi™ Awards, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice® "


    Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain Finalist sofi™ Awards, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Organic Jade Pearl Rice™


    Outstanding Non-Food Specialty Item Finalist, sofi™ Awards, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Stainless Steel Rice Cooker.


    Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Brown Kalijira Rice.


    Outstanding Pasta, Rice or Grain Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Carnaroli Rice


    • Outstanding Foodservice Product Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice®
    • Outstanding Product LineFinalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice®, Organic Red Rice,Kalijira Rice, Brown Kalijira
  • Best Pasta, Grain, or Cereal Finalist, Canadian Association of Specialty Foods (CASF)

    • Outstanding New Product Finalist, National Association of the Specialty Foods Trade (NASFT): Forbidden Rice® Flour

  • Forbidden Rice® wins their first Specialty Foods sofi™ Award