New products for Boston now being accepted
Entries for the 2011 Seafood Excellence Awards new product competition are now being accepted.
The deadline for submitting an application is 4 February, and the winners of the best new foodservice product and best new retail product will be unveiled at the International Boston Seafood Show on 20 March. The top 10 finalists will be announced by early March. Click here to submit an application.
Only show exhibitors are eligible to participate in the competition. Products entered in the New Product Showcase at the three-day event are automatically entered in the Seafood Excellence Awards. The entry fee is USD 450.
Last year’s winners were MacKnight Smoked Foods’ Smoked Salmon Bacon in the foodservice category and CFE International’s Cedar Bay Planked Salmon in Applewood Orange Ginger in the retail category. The products are judged on packaging, convenience, marketability, nutrition, originality and overall eating experience.
The Seafood Excellence Awards serves as the North American extension of the Seafood Prix d’Elite new product competition at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium. Applications for Seafood Prix d’Elite are being accepted through 15 February.
The Seafood Excellence Awards and Seafood Prix d’Elite are organized by Diversified Business Communications of Portland, Maine, which also runs the European Seafood Exposition, International Boston Seafood Show and Asian Seafood Exposition and publishes SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business magazine.