12 finalists revealed for the 2017 Seafood Excellence Awards
Twelve finalists have been chosen to compete in this year’s Seafood Excellence Awards, to be held at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) event in Boston on 19 March.
The 2017 Seafood Excellence Awards finalists will compete in two award categories: Best New Foodservice Product and Best New Retail Product. The winners of the Seafood Excellence Awards will be announced at 3 p.m. in the Demonstration Theater on Sunday, 19 March.
The finalists were selected from a pool of 49 entrants from SENA’s New Product Showcase, and with the distinction, have been recognized as product leaders in the North American seafood market. Three industry experts evaluated each product on the grounds of uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.
In the best new foodservice category, the finalists are:
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A., Booth #321
Shrimp Swirl Pops
King & Prince Seafood, Booth #505
Jumbo Buttermilk Shrimp
Open Blue, Booth #1859
Frozen Open Blue Cobia IVP Fillet
Western United Fish Company, Booth #3064
Limu Ahi Poke
In the best new retail product category, the finalists are:
Aqua Star, Booth #2005
Honey Glazed Shrimp with Walnuts
Bantry Bay America Inc., Booth #2957
Mussels in a Spicy Sauce
Cheating Gourmet, Booth #2716
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Rice Bowl
C.P. Food Products, Inc., Booth #433
Hand Wrapped Shrimp Wonton with Ramen Noodle and Yu Choy
Fishpeople Seafood, Booth #2745
Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko Wild Alaskan Salmon Kit
Handy Seafood Inc., Booth #823
Multiexport Foods, Booth #117
Smoked Roasted Salmon Flakes
Trident Seafoods, Booth #805
Louis Kemp Hawaiian Poke Snackits
The Seafood Excellence Awards are a North American extension of the Seafood Excellence Global Awards competition, held at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium. Both awards programs and ceremonies are organized by Diversified Communications, the event organizer behind Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global and Seafood Expo Asia. Diversified is also the producer of SeafoodSource, the official media for Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America.