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Scorrier creamery Rodda’s has been named the UK’s best manufacturer of dairy-based treats at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2011.

Its achievements were recognised in front of more than 400 industry guests at a gala awards ceremony last night at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank.

The judges were particularly impressed with how Rodda’s took a “truly holistic approach to raising standards, both of its people and facilities”.

Despite the tough economic climate, the judges noted that the Cornish creamery had increased sales by 23% and improved its national distribution through both foodservice and retail outlets.

At the same event, R&R Ice Cream, which has a factory in Bodmin, was named the UK’s best frozen foods manufacturer.