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The Winner of the 2016 Best Food Enterprise of the Year Competition Identified LLC Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking has been named the Best Food Enterprise of 2016

In 2016, Europe Foundation organized third Best Food Enterprise of the Year Competition to enhance adherence to food safety standards among food business operators in Georgia and to encourage convergence to European policies in this area. As part of the agreements with 7 participating businesses EPF selected food safety experts performed three unannounced spot-checks at each competing enterprise at various times during 2016. Samples of products produced by the companies were tested in accredited laboratories. The winner, LLC Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking, represented by Velistikhe Primary Production and Patardzeuli Winery, was identified based on the results of the lab tests and the reports drafted by the experts.   

The competition was funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

About Europe Foundation: Europe Foundation’s mission is to empower people to effect change for social justice and economic prosperity through hands-on programs, helping them to improve their communities and their own lives. To achieve its mission, EPF strives (1) to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions, empowering them to address pressing issues and (2) to mobilize relevant stakeholders in issue-based dialogue, through raising public awareness and creating various coalitions, platforms or working groups, so as to effect positive change. Some of EPF’s flagship programs include: (1) Engage and Monitor for Change, (2) European Integration, (3) Youth Integration, (4) Social Enterprise and (5) Open Door Grantmaking. Together, they feed into achieving the Foundation’s mission and provide opportunities for Georgians to engage in social, economic, and political developments, in order to effect substantive and sustainable positive change at the local and national level.

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