Mowi launches seafood podcast; ThisFish introduces new processing technologies

Tally vision camera technology

To keep track of product launches both inside and outside of Seafood Expo North America, SeafoodSource has compiled a list of some of the products and technologies that debuted in March 2023.

- ThisFish has debuted new processing technology created in collaboration with Orca Specialty Foods. The partnership developed a waterproof camera to capture fish-fillet images and a machine-learning algorithm to count and measure fillets, able to classify color and identify five types of quality defects. TallyVision debuted at Seafood Expo North America, which ran from 12 to 14 March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

“I’ve been in the fish-processing business for 40 years,” Orca Specialty Foods Owner and President David McKinnon said in a press release. “I think TallyVision could be a game changer. We can now inspect every fish fillet for quality and then provide this data back to fishing companies and aquaculture farms to help them improve quality in the future. The sheer volume of quality data is unprecedented since I now have a picture and analytics of every fish fillet we produce.”

 - Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based Certified Quality Foods announced its latest perishable detection tool, The Certified Quality Reader 3.0. CQ Foods Executive Vice President of Business Development Dana Bartholomew said the tool is applicable for not only seafood, but poultry, pork, fruits, and vegetables. The device is small and handheld, utilizing a digital platform with an electric current to instantaneously and inexpensively determine changes in the cellular properties of food, measuring its freshness, quality, shelf-life, and safety for consumption. 

“This is a game-changing moment for the perishables industry and for grocery shoppers alike,” Bartholomew said in a press release. “In a current marketplace where up to 20 percent of all seafood is thrown away, the CQR 3.0 system allows retail stores and distributors to gain market insights and low-cost solutions to improve quality, reduce waste, save money, and provide better products for their customers. At the same time, grocery shoppers have a new tool for ensuring food freshness.”

- Scott & Jon’s announced the release of four new shrimp bowls on 6 March, 2023, to be available nationwide beginning in April 2023. The flavors are Honey Garlic Shrimp, Shrimp Primavera Orzo, Shrimp Marinara Penne, and a Mediterranean Shrimp with Orzo to be available exclusively at Sprouts beginning in April, and nationally accessible later in 2023, Scott & Jon’s said in a press release.

- Safe Catch announced its Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna, Safe Catch Wild Albacore Tuna, and Safe Catch Wild Pacific Pink Salmon are available for sale at Walmarts across the U.S. Locations vary but can be purchased through Walmart’s website.

- Mowi CP launched its podcast, “Decoding Seafood” on 9 March, 2023. Subjects explore the supply chain, production, nutrition, and culture beliefs impacting American seafood consumption and beyond. The podcast will welcome perspectives from industry leaders, chefs, pop culture influencers, and more.

“Leading the Blue Revolution is at the core of our practices, and from the marketing perspective, using the power of content and media outlets continues to be the amplifier of Mowi’s Initiatives. We hope to build with the 'Decoding Seafood' podcast a fast-growing listener base that will become supporters of farm-raised Atlantic Salmon and champions of sustainable seafood practices in a circular economy” Mowi CP of Americas Marketing Director Diana Dumet said. “What’s important in this content initiative, is to stay true to Mowi values and to share seafood topics that at trade or scientific level are well understood, but not necessarily at the consumer level.”   

Photo courtesy of ThisFish/TallyVision


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