The Lincolnshire arm of fresh fruit and produce business, Bakkavor Meals, has won a prestigious Quality Food Award at a ceremony in London.
The Spalding site was originally opened as a banana ripening and packing centre and is now the largest of the Bakkavor Group with around 1,000 freshly prepared products made there, including soups, dips, salads and sauces.
The Quality Food Awards are the most prestigious awards for food and drink products on sale in UK grocery outlets.
The judging panel comprised of experts from many different parts of the industry including chefs, chef lecturers, home economists, food photographers, food writers, food technologists and regional food groups who all bring their knowledge and experience to the debate.
The judges take every aspect of a product into account, rewarding great flavours, high quality ingredients, excellent value and outstanding packaging.