Open Blue launches new frozen foodservice range
Open Blue, a Panama City, Panama-based aquaculture firm specializing in cobia, introduced a new range of premium frozen cobia products for both foodservice and retail applications at Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 12 March.
The new line includes IVP fixed-weight cobia portions, buffet cuts, and taco strips. Open Blue is also expanding its portion range with a branded 10-ounce retail pack and a two-pound IVP club-pack format.
“For our foodservice customers, we know that inventory management, labor efficiency, and controlling wastage is an important part of the overall product offer,” Open Blue Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bernie Leger said. “Our new fresh frozen products lock in the fresh-caught quality that people love. We believe by investing in our total cold-storage chain, including super-freezing at -35°C, we help our customers save time, improve inventory control and increase efficiencies.”
To meet the growing interest for fixed weight and customized portions, the company expanded its production facility with a multi-million dollar investment, enabling at-source portioning and inline freezing, Leger said.
Open Blue was the 2017 winner of the Seafood Excellence Award for Foodservice and can be found at booth #1859 at this year’s expo.