Seafood Excellence winners unveiled

The 2014 Seafood Excellence Awards winners were announced today at Seafood Expo North America. King & Prince Seafood won the Best New Retail award for their Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp and High Liner Foods won the Best New Foodservice award for their Flame-Seared Guinness® Barbecue Glazed Atlantic Salmon.   

Winners were selected from a group of finalists during a live judging by a panel of seafood buyers and experts from the retail and foodservice industries. This year’s judges included Chef Michael Alleva, Caesar’s Entertainment, Scott Negro, Seafood Category Manager, Weis Markets, and Mike Seidel, National Category Manager, Frozen and Seafood, Performance Foodservice.

Finalists were previously selected through a screening of products participating in the Seafood Expo North America New Product Showcase.  The New Product Showcase features seafood products, condiments and culinary dishes launched in the past year by exhibiting companies.

The Seafood Excellence Awards serve to recognize the product leaders in the North American seafood market.  

Co-located with Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo North America is North America’s largest seafood trade event, drawing over 19,000 buyers and sellers from more than 100 countries and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies.  

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is produced by Diversified Communications, publisher of SeaFood Business magazine and SeafoodSource.


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